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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 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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Contuing 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 the HIV virus). 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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"Fame" was the awesome full length Music Video that came into your home once a week, and I LOVED IT!
24 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There has never been, nor will there ever be an awesome production like, "FAME". Many shows have tried to duplicate it's success, with story lines that feature a spectacular production number but they could never really capture the magic that "Fame" brought to me each week.

I loved the characters and their struggle to be famous and I especially loved "Dusty Tyler". She replaced Janet Jackson (who played Cleo) and what a wonderful gift God gave her. All she wants is a place to belong and when she sings about it, your heart reaches out to her. Your eyes fill with tears and your arms long to comfort her. She's so beautiful and sweet and deserves her chance to shine. They all do. And thanks to the wonderful production company, you get to see the cast do just that! I really miss the show and wish they would re-run it more often. I'd even like to see a "cable station" devoted to productions like "Fame". If great singing and dances lifts your spirits the way it lifts mine, then "Fame" is what you want to reach for... each and every day!


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