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Gene Anthony Ray

Leroy Johnson in Fame

Photos Gene Anthony Ray Birth name: Gene Anthony Ray
Birth date: 1962/05/24
Date of death : 2003/11/14 (41 years old)
Birth place : New York

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Biography for Gene Anthony Ray

Born on May 24, 1962, in Harlem. Attended Julia Richmond High School. He performed in a dance class there and later auditioned for Louis Falco, the choreographer for the film "Fame." Actually attended New York's High School of the Performing Arts for a year before being kicked out. He was therefore perfectly cast as Leroy in the film, which won Academy Awards for best song and original score. Like his character in the film, Ray had never had professional dance training but had an abundance of raw talent. In 1982 he toured Britain, to perform with other "Fame" cast members in 10 concerts. "The Kids From Fame," a television special about the tour, was broadcast in the United States a year later.

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Filmography

Title Role
Eddie (1996) Dancer
Out-of-Sync (1995) Crash
Fame (1982) TV Series Leroy Johnson
Vendredi ou la vie sauvage (1981) (TV) Friday
Fame (1980) Leroy Johnson

Trivia

In real life, he was expelled from the New York School for the Performing Arts where the series was set.

Born in Harlem, he landed the part of Leroy in Alan Parker's film, 'Fame',when he was 17, after skipping school to go to the auditions.

Known for his wild, rebellious character Leroy in the TV series "Fame," the similarly-styled Gene attended New York's High School of the Performing Arts, but dropped out after a year due to the strict discipline.

Appeared in a "Fame" reunion documentary entitled, "Fame Remember My Name," which was taped in April 2003 for the BBC.

He was HIV-positive at the time he suffered a stroke in June, 2003. He died a few months later on November 14.

Family

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by shaunnah
  • Last update: 01/05/2007 by shaunnah

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