Bruce Springsteen + Courteney Cox = Carlton Banks, or is it Eddie Murphy?

On this day in 1984, Bruce Springsteen shot his “Dancing In The Dark” music video in front of 200 extras at the St. Paul Civic center in Minnesota. Courteney Cox is seen in the video as a front row fan that gets noticed and gets to dance on stage with Springsteen. This was her first appearance before her acting career really started and the dance she did on stage later became the inspiration for Carlton Banks’ famous dance on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! The “Dancing In The Dark” music video became Springsteen’s first video to get significant airplay on MTV.

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