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Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in ‘Outsiders’

/ 04:36 PM September 22, 2018

FILE – In this April 8, 2017 file photo, musician Jack White is seen before batting practice of a baseball game between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox, in Detroit. Grammy winner White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history. The singer’s management confirmed Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, he donated $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and featured in 1983’s “The Outsiders.” Danny O’Connor is leading an effort to turn the house into a museum about the coming-of-age drama and book of the same name. O’Connor tells reporters White helped meet a $75,000 fundraising goal. Image: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

TULSA, Oklahoma  — Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history.

Management for the former White Stripes singer confirmed Friday he donated $30,000 (around P1.6 million) help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was featured in “The Outsiders.”

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Danny O’Connor is leading an effort to turn the house into a museum about the Francis Ford Coppola film that’s based on S.E. Hinton’s 1967 novel of the same name. O’Connor tells reporters White’s donation helped meet a $75,000 (around P4 million) fundraising goal.

“The Outsiders” is a coming-of-age drama dealing with teenage gangs and poverty. The movie starred then-up-and-coming actors, including C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Diane Lane and Tom Cruise.

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White has made other donations in the past, including a $200,000 (almost P10.9 million) gift to the National Recording Preservation Foundation. MKH

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