Fame is a 1980 musical film conceived and produced by David De Silva, directed by Alan Parker. The film follows a group of students through their studies at a New York high school for performing arts (later renamed Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts).
"Fame" was a pop song written by Michael Gore (music) and Dean Pitchford (lyrics) that was released in 1980 and achieved chart success as the theme song to the Fame movie and TV series. The song was performed by Irene Cara, who played the role of Coco Hernandez in the original movie. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for the same.
Fame ran on NBC in the summer of 2003. The show was essentially NBC's attempt to duplicate the success of mega-hit American Idol, right down to their selection of judges. Former pop star Carnie Wilson was similar in her judgements to American Idol's Paula Abdul, Johnny Wright, the veteran music producer, was the show's analogue of Randy Jackson, and Jo Jo Wright was, like Simon Cowell, the judge who says things to stir people up.
Fame was an American television series that ran from 1982 to 1987. The show was based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name that tells the stories of the students and faculty at the "New York City High School for the Performing Arts."
"Fame" is a song recorded by David Bowie.
Fame The Musical conceived and developed by David De Silva (AKA Father Fame) is a musical with a book by Jose Fernandez, music by Steve Margoshes and lyrics by Jacques Levy. It has been seen by nearly 4 million people since its West End launch in 1995, for which it was nominated for 2 Laurence Olivier Awards. Since its London premiere at the Cambridge Theatre in July 1995, the production has completed four UK national tours, with another opening in Nottingham in January 2007.