Fox Archives: 75th anniversary of ‘Stormy Weather’

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This month marks the 75th anniversary of the release of “Stormy Weather” (1943), loosely based on the life of its star Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. The film, which was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox, stars Lena Horne, whose character Selina was created for the film and sings the title song.

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Fox Archives: 35 years ago… ‘Taps’ (1981)

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The film “Taps,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, was released in December 1981 and went on to gross nearly $36 million domestically. The drama about a group of military cadets fighting to protect their academy from real estate developers starred George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Ronny Cox,…

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FOX News Channel launched 20 years ago: A brief history of FOX News, from newsreel team to cable’s No. 1 news network

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    June 5, 1989, BEIJING – Around the world, the image of a man staring down tanks in China’s Tiananmen Square became etched in our collective memory. The live CNN broadcast was a journalism milestone. Like any competitive newsman, Rupert Murdoch marveled at the accomplishment but must have been rankled by his rival’s success…

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Fox Archives: 20 years ago…‘Independence Day’ (1996)

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“Independence Day” conquered theaters around the globe in 1996, finishing the year as the top worldwide grossing movie with an $817.4 million haul, despite lukewarm reviews. Thus, a film franchise was born. The legacy of the action-adventure sci-fi blockbuster, produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film and released in U.S. theaters on July 3,…

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Fox Archives: 30th anniversary for ‘The Omen’ (1976)

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“The Omen,” produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox Film, was the first in the horror movie series. It was released in U.S. theaters on June 25, 1976. Here’s the original publicity poster for the film, as well as the trailer: “When Kathy Thorn (Lee Remick) gives birth to a stillborn baby, her husband Robert…

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