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Fame (1982 TV series)

Title screen
Created byChristopher Gore
StarringDebbie Allen
Jesse Borrego
Loretta Chandler
Lee Curreri
Cynthia Gibb
Erica Gimpel
Albert Hague
Billy Hufsey
Carlo Imperato
Carol Mayo Jenkins
Valerie Landsburg-McVay
Ann Nelson
Nia Peeples George
Gene Anthony Ray
Lori Singer
Ken Swofford
Theme music composerMichael Gore
Dean Pitchford
Opening theme"Fame"
Performed by:
Erica Gimpel
(Seasons 1-4)
Loretta Chandler
(Seasons 5-6)
ComposerMichael Gore
Dean Pitchford
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes136
List of episodesList of Fame (1982 TV series) episodes
Running time60 minutes
Original channelNBC (1982-1983)
Syndication (1983-1987)
First airedJanuary 7, 1982
Last airedMay 18, 1987

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'Fame' is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show was 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 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 in New York. Most interior scenes were filmed in Hollywood, California. In Seasons 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 the show filmed several exterior scenes on location in New York City.

The popularity of the series, particularly in the UK, led to several hit records and live concert tours by the cast. Despite its success, very few of the actors maintained high-profile careers after the series was cancelled. A number of the cast members were seen again briefly in a reunion programme made for UK television in 2008.

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