Fame

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Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987 by Eilenna Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and sponsored by Yamaha musical instruments, which are prominently showcased in the episodes. read more
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Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987 by Eilenna Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and sponsored by Yamaha musical instruments, which are prominently showcased in the episodes. The show is based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the fictional New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Although fictional, it was based heavily on the actual Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Most interior scenes were filmed in Hollywood, California. In all seasons except the third, the show filmed several exterior scenes on location in New York City.

Original Release

01/07/1982 on NBC

US Release

01/07/1982

Cast

Ann Nelson Mrs. Berg
Debbie Allen Lydia Grant
Carlo Imperato Danny Amatullo
Gene Anthony Ray Leroy Johnson
Albert Hague Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky / Benjamin Shorofsky
Carol Mayo Jenkins Elizabeth Sherwood
Shanin Lonsway Tina Colletti
Bill Hufsey Christopher Donlon
Valerie Landsburg Doris Schwartz
Cynthia Gibb Holly Laird
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Back to Something New Monday, 06 October 1986
2 The Last Dance Monday, 13 October 1986
3 New Faces Monday, 20 October 1986
4 Judgement Day Monday, 27 October 1986
5 All Talking, All Singing, All Dancing Monday, 03 November 1986
6 Hold That Baby Monday, 10 November 1986
7 A Different Drummer Monday, 17 November 1986
8 Mr Wacky's World Monday, 24 November 1986
9 All I Want for Christmas Monday, 08 December 1986
10 Fame and Fortune Monday, 29 December 1986
11 Go Softly Into Morning Monday, 05 January 1987
12 Love Kittens Go to High School Wednesday, 28 January 1987
13 The Crimson Blade Monday, 02 February 1987
14 Pros and Cons Monday, 09 February 1987
15 The Big Contract Monday, 16 February 1987
16 Stradi-Various Monday, 23 February 1987
17 That Was the Weekend That Was Monday, 16 March 1987
18 Ian's Girl Monday, 23 March 1987
19 Best Buddies Monday, 30 March 1987
20 The Lounge Singer Who Knew Too Much Monday, 20 April 1987
21 Reggie and Rose Monday, 27 April 1987
22 Of Cabbages and Kings Monday, 04 May 1987
23 Alice Doesn't Work Here Anymore Monday, 11 May 1987
24 Baby, Remember My Name Monday, 18 May 1987
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Directors

Robert Scheerer, Debbie Allen, William F. Claxton, Allan Arkush, Win Phelps, Michael A. Hoey, Michael Switzer, Donald Reiker, Robert C. Thompson, Harry Harris, Marc Daniels, Richard Kinon, Nicholas Sgarro, Mel Swope, Walter C. Miller, Ray Danton, Thomas Carter, Oz Scott, Michael Ray Rhodes, Peter Levin, Jack Bender, Harry Longstreet, Michael Peters, Ken Ehrlich, David W. Hahn, Luis Soto, John Patterson, Yossi Zemach, Kevin Rodney Sullivan, Michael Vejar, Gwen Arner, Jaime Rogers, Valerie Landsburg, Robert Caplain, Terry Sanders, Bob Kelljan, Bill Duke, Leo Penn, Stan Lathan, Kevin Hooks, Lawrence Dobkin, Georg Stanford Brown, Arthur Allan Seidelman, Lorraine Senna, Reza Badiyi, Alan Myerson, Alan J. Levi, Robert Douglas, Victor French

Writers

Ira Steven Behr, William Blinn, Michael McGreevey, Patricia Jones, Donald Reiker, Parke Perine, Ken Ehrlich, Christopher Beaumont, Robert Caplain, Paul Boorstin, Sharon Boorstin, Carol Gary, Billy Field, Susan Goldberg, Carol Mendelsohn, Renee Longstreet, Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, Harry Longstreet, Bruce Shelly, Virginia Aldridge, Ralph Farquhar, Frank South, Leah Markus, Hollis Rich, Kevin Rodney Sullivan, Michael A. Hoey, Renee Orin, Norman Chandler Fox, Lee H. Grant, Joanne Pagliaro, Melinda Bell, Elizabeth K. Doswell, Ray Simmons, Kevin De Remer, Marilyn Anderson, Kelly Wood, Donna Lee, Karen Davis, Paul Rodriguez, Paul Rubell, Ken Cauthern, Ken Berg, Marc Rubin, Jay Grossman, Barry Jacobs, Stuart Jacobs, Adam Leslie, Draper Lewis, J. Miyoko Hensley, Steven Hensley, Steve Kline, Christopher Gore, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Peggy Goldman, Scott Brody, Carole Coates, Douglas Brooks West, Barry Vigon, Hindi Brooks, Paul L. Ehrmann, Judy Farrell, Matt Geller, Linda Elstad, Valerie Landsburg, Abe Polsky, Morgan Stevens, Gary Kott, Max Tash, Danny Jacobson, Ralph Phillips, Ali Marie Matheson, Stan Zimmerman, Judy Merl, Paul Eric Myers, Sandy Fries, Kerry Ehrin, Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin, Melissa Manchester, Adam Rodman, Akira Kurosawa, Michael Switzer, Paul Wolff, Glenn Gordon Caron, Lee Curreri

Creators

Christopher Gore

Cast

Ann Nelson Mrs. Berg
Debbie Allen Lydia Grant
Carlo Imperato Danny Amatullo
Gene Anthony Ray Leroy Johnson
Albert Hague Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky / Benjamin Shorofsky
Carol Mayo Jenkins Elizabeth Sherwood
Shanin Lonsway Tina Colletti
Bill Hufsey Christopher Donlon
Valerie Landsburg Doris Schwartz
Cynthia Gibb Holly Laird
Nia Peeples Nicole Chapman
Jesse Borrego Jesse V. Valesquez / Jesse Velasquez
Derrick Brice Fame Dancer
Leanne Gerrish Fame Dancer
Darryl Tribble Fame Dancer
Bronwyn Thomas Fame Dancer
Erica Gimpel Coco Hernandez
Lee Curreri Bruno Martelli
Cameron English Fame Dancer
Eartha Robinson Fame Dancer

Producers

William Blinn Executive Producer
Renee Longstreet Executive Producer
Donald Reiker Executive Producer
Harry Longstreet Executive Producer
Patricia Jones Executive Producer
Carole Coates Executive Producer
Gerald I. Isenberg Executive Producer
Martin Bandier Executive Producer
Ken Ehrlich Executive Producer
Charles Koppelman Executive Producer
Mel Swope Executive Producer
David De Silva Producer
Frank Merwald Producer
Denny Salvaryn Producer
Mel Swope Producer
Christopher N. Seiter Producer
Ken Ehrlich Producer
Ira Steven Behr Producer
Michael McGreevey Producer
Randall Torno Producer
Scott Stambler Producer
Michael A. Hoey Producer
Karina Friend Buck Producer
Parke Perine Producer
Claylene Jones Producer
Debbie Allen Producer
Tom Carlin Producer
Greg Sills Producer
Stan Rogow Producer
Otis Sallid Producer
Maureen Crowe Producer
Linda Gerrity Producer
Avshalom Katz Producer
Uzi Peled Producer
Nicholas Clapp Producer
Tony Amatullo Producer

Editors

Jim McElroy, Buford F. Hayes, Mark Melnick, Noelle Imparato, John Farrell, Howard Brock, Paul Rubell, Michael A. Hoey, David Todd Davies, Grant Johnson, Joe Bella, Eric Jenkins, William T. Cartwright, Karina Friend Buck

1987 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Costuming for a Series Won
1987 Emmy Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Series or a Special Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1985 Emmy Outstanding Videotape Editing for a Series Won
1984 Golden Globe Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical Won
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Series Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Series Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Live and Tape Sound Mixing and Sound Effects for a Series Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Live and Tape Sound Mixing and Sound Effects for a Series Nominated
1984 Emmy Outstanding Video Tape Editing for a Series Won
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