The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.


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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Bronwyn Thomas ...
Derrick Brice ...
 Fame Dancer / ... 69 episodes, 1982-1985
Leanne Gerrish ...
 Fame Dancer / ... 68 episodes, 1982-1985
Darryl Tribble ...
 Fame Dancer / ... 67 episodes, 1982-1985
Eartha Robinson ...
 Fame Dancer / ... 65 episodes, 1982-1985
 Fame Dancer / ... 62 episodes, 1982-1984


The Art School was always their dream. They want to dance, they want to sing, to play music, to act but above all they want to live their lives while they are still young and full of energy. Leroy, Danny, Jesse, Chris, Coco and all the others try hard because they know that they've got a long way to go till they reach fame and riches. Fame costs and here (the Art School) is where they start paying for it. Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <>

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7 January 1982 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Janet Jackson has said in interviews she had a bad experience while working on Fame, the TV Show: 'I wanted to quit Fame,' she says. "I didn't want to do that to begin with. I did it for my father. The kids that were on it... they were so outgoing, I felt like an outcast. They would do things like eat my breakfast. I'd open up my breakfast case and there'd be nothing in there. I was the new kid on the block. I was very shy and very quiet so I would never say anything, I'd just close it back up.' See more »


Follows Fame (1980) See more »

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Thrilling, Exiting, Romantic, Absolutely Brilliant!
26 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a TV series that raised the dreams and hopes of a whole generation. Everything was so well arranged, and the story was well written that you just had to watch the next episode. The soundtrack included excellent songs performed by the cast and on occasions the series hosted famous guest stars. Maybe the actors were not Brando Dean and Monroe but they all gave that little bit of pure artistic glamour. The show was really taken Europe by storm and for a long time it was a must to know what was going on. Something like the '90201' of the nineties. The School of Arts in New York was set to make stars and stars it made. The '80s would have never been complete without this. If you do have a chance to see the early years of the show don't miss it. 10/10

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