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

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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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7 January 1982 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Lydia (Debbie Allen) was a student in Fame (1980, not a teacher as is commonly thought. She was an older student who was just supposed to be helping with the auditions. There were a couple of deleted scenes which show her facing off against Coco, who was supposed to be a peer and a rival of hers. When the producers asked Debbie Allen to come back to do this show, it was two years later, and she was obviously no longer a high school student at that point. Because of that, and because the editing of the original movie wound up making her look like a teacher anyway, they changed Lydia from a student to a dance teacher for this show. See more »

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Give "Fame" a chance to meet & touch another generation, and to reconnect with it's own generation.
27 August 2006 | by BeCharleneSee all my reviews

Great show! I just love it. I own the first season & watch it over & over....also watch it with my grandchildren. It lights up ones dreams, and gives you the feeling to "Go For It"; and it just makes you want to sing & dance! Release all seasons, please! More kids need to be introduced to the arts, and this show does that and more. This show allows one to see feelings expressed through a song, and moved through dance. It shows personalities and emotions, and allows the students to grow, as their talent grows and as they work with their fellow students. It also teaches them to appreciate the talents of others, and what the other students go through to explore their talent. The students learn to work hard at their craft, feel excited to perform, and also to accept the fact that they must compete, and that sometimes, someone else is better in that particular situation. The kids in the show also learn to learn, about themselves, about their teachers, their teachers ambitions, about why they must learn other subjects, and grow with education, as well as their talent. The show has heart, it has a way of touching the viewers, especially ones who dream of being a performer. It isn't one of those shows where you have to send the kids out of the room during certain scenes, which is cool. The show offers us enlightenment about so many things, and I believe that is important too. You have a show with some very talented people..... young & old. The guests on the show are some of the greatest entertainers we have. The actors are young kids, doing a television show, but they are also real people with real talent that have gone on in life and been a successful performer in the real world. The story plots are good, they are believable to the viewers, and they reach our kids. The talent in this show is fantastic and you find yourself connecting to the students and to the teachers. Kids of today should be able to see this show! I want to see this show!


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