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Fame Dates : 1982 - 1987
136 episodes of 45 min
First broadcasting : 6 mars 1982
Creator(s) : Christopher Gore
Producer(s) : William Blinn
Music : Christopher Gore & Dean Pitchford - interprétée par Erica Gimpel
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In the mid-1970s, students of the New York High School of Performing Arts were learned from dance, theater and singing, dreaming of glory. Daily work and competition exacerbate passions in this environment made up of young people withdrawn on themselves.

Benjamin Shorofsky, music teacher, is respected, it is the sage of the troop who calms the spirits.

Bruno Martelli, of Italian origin, whose life is entirely turned towards music, is a talented composer, but he is not ready to do anything to become famous.

Coco Hernandez is a dancer and singer, very beautiful and she knows it. Ambitious, she only thinks of entering the world of showbiz.

Holly Laird is a new student who joins the dramatic art section.

Doris Schwartz is a young apprentice actress Coquette but at the will to steel. She also wants to become a writer.

Barbara Sherwood the English teacher, finds it difficult to interest students who only think of their future career.

Christopher Donlan, a former school student, returns as a dance instructor.

Danny Amatullo, the Band's Bout-en-Train, is a gifted actor, capable of attacking a monologue without preparation or stage fright.

Lydia Grant, the dance teacher with a big heart, abandoned her dreams of glory to devote herself to the future career of her students that she does not spare. But she listens to them and helps them solve their daily problems.

Leroy Johnson is a great dancer, with a strong character.

Julie Miller, a shy cellist is however an accomplished musician.

Montgomery Macneill, kind but not very gifted, tries to match the performances of her mother, a famous actress.

The series is a lesson on surpassing oneself, work and tolerance. These teenagers, coming from different backgrounds, will learn to appreciate themselves, respect themselves and, in pain, to reach their dreams. Inspired by Alan Parker's film, Fame, Avees these songs and its choreographies, remains a unique series of its kind.

Fame is an American television series which was broadcast for the first time in 1982. The series follows the adventures of the students of the New York High School for the Performing Arts, a high school for young artistic talents. The main characters in the series are a group of students with varied aspirations, ranging from dance to music through comedy and theater. Each of them has to face personal challenges while following their passion for art, and must learn to navigate the world of celebrity and the arts of the scene.

Fame follows the main characters in their daily life in school and outside the school, while they are continuing their artistic dreams and face the difficulties of life. The series explores the complex relationships that develop between the characters, as well as the conflicts that arise between them because of their cultural, economic and personal differences. The episodes stage the characters repeating and performing in shows, as well as in everyday moments of their school and personal life.

The main character in the series is Leroy Johnson, a talented but rebellious hip-hop dancer who must learn to integrate into the artistic community of the school. He is accompanied by his classy friends and comrades, such as Coco Hernandez, a powerful and ambitious singer; Danny Amatullo, a prodigy pianist; And Doris Schwartz, an actress full of spirit. The series also features secondary characters such as the authoritarian and demanding dance teacher Mr. Myers, and the deputy director of the school, Miss Sherwood, who must manage the conflicts and the problems that arise in the school.

During the series, the characters face personal and professional challenges, such as complex romantic relationships, family problems, cultural differences and financial difficulties. They must also navigate the world of scene and celebrity arts, learning to manage the pressure of performance and to remain faithful to themselves as an artists.

The Actors

Erica Gimpel - Coco Hernandez

Erica Gimpel

(Coco Hernandez)

Debbie Allen - Lydia Grant

Debbie Allen

(Lydia Grant)

Albert Hague - Benjamin Shorofsky

Albert Hague

(Benjamin Shorofsky)

Lee Curreri - Bruno Martelli

Lee Curreri

(Bruno Martelli)

Gene Anthony Ray - Leroy Johnson

Gene Anthony Ray

(Leroy Johnson)

Valérie Landsburg - Doris Scwartz

Valérie Landsburg

(Doris Scwartz)

Nia Peeples - Nicole Chapman

Nia Peeples

(Nicole Chapman)

Carlo Imperato - Danny Amatullo

Carlo Imperato

(Danny Amatullo)

Lori Singer - Julie Miller

Lori Singer

(Julie Miller)


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The show began airing on NBC Thursday nights. When NBC canceled the show due to low ratings, the show ran successfully in first run syndication for several seasons.

The movie was shot in New York City, while the series was shot mostly in Los Angeles.

This series combined musical numbers with dramatic scenes. Cast members went on the road and performed live concerts (usually performing songs first done on the series) to satisfy the fan base of young people who regularly watched the show.

Nia Peeples once said in an interview that when she was cast on the show in 1984, producers told her a total of 9,000 people had auditioned.


Filming locations:

Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (some exteriors)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA (studio)

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