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

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

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Series cast summary:
Debbie Allen ...  Lydia Grant / ... 136 episodes, 1982-1987
Carlo Imperato ...  Danny Amatullo / ... 136 episodes, 1982-1987
Gene Anthony Ray ...  Leroy Johnson / ... 136 episodes, 1982-1987
Albert Hague ...  Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky / ... 131 episodes, 1982-1987
Ann Nelson ...  Mrs. Berg / ... 112 episodes, 1982-1987
Carol Mayo Jenkins ...  Elizabeth Sherwood / ... 108 episodes, 1982-1987
Bill Hufsey ...  Christopher Donlon / ... 96 episodes, 1983-1987
Bronwyn Thomas Bronwyn Thomas ...  Fame Dancer / ... 94 episodes, 1982-1987
Valerie Landsburg ...  Doris Schwartz / ... 89 episodes, 1982-1987
Jesse Borrego ...  Jesse V. Valesquez / ... 73 episodes, 1984-1987
Derrick Brice Derrick Brice ...  Fame Dancer / ... 69 episodes, 1982-1985
Leanne Gerrish Leanne Gerrish ...  Fame Dancer / ... 68 episodes, 1982-1985
Darryl Tribble Darryl Tribble ...  Fame Dancer / ... 67 episodes, 1982-1985
Eartha Robinson Eartha Robinson ...  Fame Dancer / ... 65 episodes, 1982-1985
Erica Gimpel ...  Coco Hernandez / ... 64 episodes, 1982-1987
Michael DeLorenzo ...  Fame Dancer / ... 64 episodes, 1982-1987
Lee Curreri ...  Bruno Martelli / ... 64 episodes, 1982-1987
Cameron English ...  Fame Dancer / ... 62 episodes, 1982-1984
Nia Peeples ...  Nicole Chapman / ... 61 episodes, 1983-1987
Cynthia Gibb ...  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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fama See more »

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Mono

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Color (Metrocolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Fame (1980), unlike Glee (2009), won many awards for original songwriting. Composer Michael Gore (brother to "It's My Party" Leslie Gore, who helped him with the songwriting) won Academy Awards for best score in 1981, as well as best song, the title song Fame. Glee (2009), conversely, was always just a cover show. See more »

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Featured in The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) 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 lochandSee 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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