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Rob Lowe Graduates From Teen Heartthrob to Walk of Fame Honoree

8 December 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Rob Lowe emerged onto the scene in the 1980s he was a teenage heartthrob with sky-blue eyes and a winsome smile that drove swooning girls to wallpaper their bedrooms with posters featuring his impossibly pretty face. He was the dreamy Sodapop Curtis in “The Outsiders” and the persistant hustler Nick De Angelo in “Oxford Blues” and, later, the saxophone-playing screw-up Billy Hicks in Joel Schumacher’s “St. Elmo’s Fire,” a bad boy role that secured Lowe a spot, for better or worse, in the “Brat Pack,” a term coined for a core crew of actors such as Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore and Molly Ringwald — all of whom loathed the term — who defined coming-of-age movies during the Reagan administration.

By the late ’80s, Lowe’s reputation was marred by an underage sex scandal and his career as a dramatic actor sputtered, but he regained footing as a touted comedic talent, »

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