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

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 Lydia Grant / ... (136 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Danny Amatullo / ... (136 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Leroy Johnson / ... (136 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky / ... (131 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Mrs. Berg / ... (112 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Elizabeth Sherwood / ... (108 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Christopher Donlon / ... (96 episodes, 1983-1987)
Bronwyn Thomas ...
 Fame Dancer / ... (94 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Doris Schwartz / ... (89 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Jesse V. Valesquez / ... (73 episodes, 1984-1987)
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)
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 Coco Hernandez / ... (64 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Fame Dancer / ... (64 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Bruno Martelli / ... (64 episodes, 1982-1987)
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 Fame Dancer / ... (62 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Nicole Chapman / ... (61 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Holly Laird / ... (58 episodes, 1983-1987)
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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 <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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Continuing the Fame/Glee connections and coincidences, the male leads of both shows died at a tragically young age: Gene Anthony Ray, (Leroy), the star of Fame died from a stroke at age 41. (His Mom confirmed he had contracted HIV.) Corey Monteith, star of Glee, died of a drug overdose at age 31. Both were talented but self destructive and died way before their time. See more »

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I Miss It!
5 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Fame" had some of the most talented young people of the 1980s. Gene Anthony Ray and Debbie Allen are two of the most gifted dancers I have ever seen. The show, while not totally realistic, was always entertaining, heartwarming, and just fun to watch. I recently watched the movie "Fame" which inspired the TV show, and I wonder where those talented actors are today. "Fame" was one of the best shows on TV and I wish that there were more like it today.


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