“Fame” just might live forever.
The musical drama, about teens studying at a prestigious performing arts school in New York City, began its life as a big screen movie starring Irene Cara in 1980.
The film was a hit and so was the soundtrack. The title song, performed by Cara, reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and won an Oscar for best original song.
“Fame” moved to television in 1982. Over six seasons, viewers watched as young performers reached for stardom, overcoming fears and scoring triu...