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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Montgomery Macneal was gay in the movie. In the TV series he was straight, (because having one of the leads in a 1980s TV show be a homosexual teenager would have been too controversial.) See more »

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Just as good as I remembered it to be
27 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had been waiting anxiously for Fame to be released on DVD because it was one of my favorite shows growing up.

My 15 yr old daughter & I just finished watching the last episode, and now she too is hooked. Every episode is full of great dancing, fun music and a moral or two thrown in. The characters are so engaging. My daughter loves Leroy as much as I used too.

I hope they'll release the remaining seasons so that I can have the full set to watch again. I would love to have the music from the show on CD as well.

This was as terrific as I'd remembered! :)


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