February 3, 1936
Movie producer, director, and screenwriter James Bridges was born in Paris (Logan County) in western Arkansas. Bridges was known for some of the biggest hit films of the 1970s and 1980s, such as The China Syndrome and Urban Cowboy. He also filmed one of his movies, 9/30/55, in Conway (Faulkner County). The movie was based on his own reaction to the death of film legend James Dean.