On this Day in Movie History, May 3, 1951: Christopher Cross Was Born

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It was on this day, May 3, 1951, American singer-songwriter from San Antonio, Texas, Christopher Cross (born Christopher Charles Geppert) was born.

Perhaps best known for his US Top Ten hit songs, “Sailing”, “Ride Like the Wind”, and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”, the latter he recorded for the film Arthur, which starred Dudley Moore. His debut album earned him five Grammys. “Sailing” earned three Grammy Awards in 1981, while “Arthur’s Theme” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager and Peter Allen).

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