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20th Jun '16 2:29:28 PM R.G.
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** West plays it [[PlayedForDrama For Drama]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as the Grey Ghost, ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'''s hero. The actor who played the Ghost in the ShowWithinAShow Bruce Wayne watched as a kid winds up broke in a run-down one-room apartment hoarding memorabilia from his one starring role, until events make him a real hero and get him back in the spotlight to boot.

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** West plays it [[PlayedForDrama For Drama]] in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' as the Grey Ghost, ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'''s hero. The Simon Trent, the actor who played the Ghost in the ShowWithinAShow Bruce Wayne watched as a kid winds up broke in a run-down one-room apartment hoarding memorabilia from his one starring role, until events make him a real hero and get him back in the spotlight to boot.
15th Jun '16 6:51:57 PM AllenbysEyes88
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* Archie Rice, the title character in John Osborne's ''The Entertainer'' (later made into a movie with Creator/LaurenceOlivier in an Oscar-nominated role). A broken-down old vaudevillian in late 1950s England still trying to desperately cling to the last shreds of his fame (which, to hear his family tell it, may only have ever existed in Archie's mind) while trying just as determinedly to ignore his family's disintegration around him. In the film version, Archie's an obviously terrible performer who's openly heckled by his audiences and coasts on his father's reputation.

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* Archie Rice, the title character in John Osborne's ''The Entertainer'' (later made into a movie with Creator/LaurenceOlivier in an Oscar-nominated role). A broken-down old vaudevillian in late 1950s England still trying to desperately cling to the last shreds of his fame (which, to hear his family tell it, [[SmallNameBigEgo may only have ever existed in Archie's mind) mind]]) while trying just as determinedly to ignore his family's disintegration around him. In It's more explicit in the film version, where Archie's an obviously terrible performer who's openly heckled by his audiences and coasts on his father's reputation.
8th Jun '16 12:41:53 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''Film/HowToLoseFriendsAndAlienatePeople'' has a very sympathetic example as a minor character. Sidney notices that she's alone and downcast at a huge celebrity hobnob, ignored by everyone else in attendance, despite her long and respectable career in Hollywood. The older actress is genuinely touched when he introduces himself as a huge fan.
19th May '16 7:07:34 PM Quanyails
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This character is nearly AlwaysFemale, for some reason. Maybe it's because a woman in this position is more likely to draw sympathy than a man. Or maybe it's because this fate befalls women a lot more [[TruthInTelevision in real life than it does men]]. Many women find it difficult to get work in the entertainment industry once their beauty fades and they're overlooked in favor of the latest pretty young thing in Hollywood, whereas [[DoubleStandard a male performer can find gigs]] for as long as he can remember his lines, despite any [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight issues in later life]] or [[AdamWesting similar career decay]].

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This character is nearly AlwaysFemale, for some reason. Maybe it's because a woman in this position is more likely to draw sympathy than a man. Or man, or maybe it's because this fate befalls women a lot more [[TruthInTelevision in real life than it does men]]. Many women find it difficult to get work in the entertainment industry once their beauty fades and they're overlooked in favor of the latest pretty young thing in Hollywood, whereas [[DoubleStandard a male performer can find gigs]] for as long as he can remember his lines, despite any [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight issues in later life]] or [[AdamWesting similar career decay]].
28th Mar '16 11:15:32 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In one of the ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen'' {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}AVs, a particular movie studio was supposedly [[spoiler:haunted by the ghost of such a lady; a silent film star whose roles dried up with the introduction of Talkies. Supposedly this was because while she was beautiful, she had a bad speaking voice but the truth is that her diva attitude alienated everyone in the industry. Since this is VideoGame/SakuraTaisen, the rumors are true and her horrific spectre really is hanging around and deadly jealous of the Hanagumi members filming in the studio. The OAV ends with an aesop of respecting both the cast and crew of a production and the ghost fades away as she returns to the state she was in during her glory days]].

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* In one of the ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' {{O|riginalVideoAnimation}}AVs, a particular movie studio was supposedly [[spoiler:haunted by the ghost of such a lady; a silent film star whose roles dried up with the introduction of Talkies. Supposedly this was because while she was beautiful, she had a bad speaking voice but the truth is that her diva attitude alienated everyone in the industry. Since this is VideoGame/SakuraTaisen, ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'', the rumors are true and her horrific spectre really is hanging around and deadly jealous of the Hanagumi members filming in the studio. The OAV ends with an aesop of respecting both the cast and crew of a production and the ghost fades away as she returns to the state she was in during her glory days]].
5th Mar '16 11:13:13 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The short film ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIWRI1g_NFE Conventional]]'' stars Creator/KarenGillan (who also wrote and directed it) as a former UsefulNotes/{{scream queen|s}} whose career burned out once she was seen as too old by casting directors, and laments how her TypeCasting as "the hot chick who dies in horror movies" essentially made it impossible to get any different roles. Now, she's had extensive (and obvious) plastic surgery to hide her age, and she works the convention circuit where the only people who still care about her are [[LoonyFan the most deranged fans]] of her older films. [[spoiler:When one of them kills her during a photo session, her last words are "thank you", partly because it will finally [[DeadArtistsAreBetter put her name back in the spotlight]], and partly because she hated how pathetic her life had become.]]



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22nd Feb '16 2:38:40 PM DesertDragon
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She was [[GloryDays once one of the biggest stars in pop music, film, or theatre]]. But now, her time in the spotlight is over. She's over the hill. A joke. A "Where Are They Now?" trivia question. A White Dwarf Starlet: like stars the kind in outer space that have ceased to burn and are now glowing only with residual heat from their younger days.

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She was [[GloryDays once one of the biggest stars in pop music, film, theatre, or theatre]].popular music]]. But now, her time in the spotlight is over. She's over the hill. A joke. A "Where Are They Now?" trivia question. A White Dwarf Starlet: like stars the kind in outer space that have ceased to burn and are now glowing only with residual heat from their younger days.
19th Feb '16 4:47:45 PM AllenbysEyes
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* Archie Rice, the title character in John Osborne's ''The Entertainer'' (later made into a movie with Creator/LaurenceOlivier in an Oscar-nominated role). A broken-down old vaudevillian in late 1950s England still trying to desperately cling to the last shreds of his fame (which, to hear his family tell it, may only have ever existed in Archie's mind) while trying just as determinedly to ignore his family's disintegration around him. In the film version, Archie's an obviously terrible performer who's openly heckled by his audiences.

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* Archie Rice, the title character in John Osborne's ''The Entertainer'' (later made into a movie with Creator/LaurenceOlivier in an Oscar-nominated role). A broken-down old vaudevillian in late 1950s England still trying to desperately cling to the last shreds of his fame (which, to hear his family tell it, may only have ever existed in Archie's mind) while trying just as determinedly to ignore his family's disintegration around him. In the film version, Archie's an obviously terrible performer who's openly heckled by his audiences.audiences and coasts on his father's reputation.
15th Jan '16 2:08:16 PM DesertDragon
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This character is nearly AlwaysFemale, for some reason. Maybe it's because a woman in this position is more likely to draw sympathy than a man. Or maybe it's because this fate befalls women a lot more [[TruthInTelevision in real life than it does men;]] many women find it difficult to get work in the entertainment industry once their beauty fades and they're overlooked in favor of the latest pretty young waif, whereas [[DoubleStandard a male performer can find gigs]] for as long as he can remember his lines, despite any [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight issues in later life]] or [[AdamWesting similar career decay]].

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This character is nearly AlwaysFemale, for some reason. Maybe it's because a woman in this position is more likely to draw sympathy than a man. Or maybe it's because this fate befalls women a lot more [[TruthInTelevision in real life than it does men;]] many men]]. Many women find it difficult to get work in the entertainment industry once their beauty fades and they're overlooked in favor of the latest pretty young waif, thing in Hollywood, whereas [[DoubleStandard a male performer can find gigs]] for as long as he can remember his lines, despite any [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight issues in later life]] or [[AdamWesting similar career decay]].
15th Jan '16 2:05:45 PM DesertDragon
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This character is nearly AlwaysFemale, for some reason. Maybe it's because a female in this position is more likely to draw sympathy than a male. Or maybe it's because this befalls women a lot more [[TruthInTelevision in real life than it does men:]] many women find it difficult to get work in the entertainment industry once their beauty fades, whereas [[DoubleStandard a male entertainer can often keep performing for as long as he can remember his lines,]] [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight issues in later life]] or [[AdamWesting similar career decay]] notwithstanding.

Like actual stars of the outer space, sometimes the White Dwarf Starlet can go nova - [[CareerResurrection burst in new brightness]], if the character indeed does manage to get a role in a hit movie, tv show, or play (even a minor role), or releases a comeback album.

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This character is nearly AlwaysFemale, for some reason. Maybe it's because a female woman in this position is more likely to draw sympathy than a male. man. Or maybe it's because this fate befalls women a lot more [[TruthInTelevision in real life than it does men:]] men;]] many women find it difficult to get work in the entertainment industry once their beauty fades, fades and they're overlooked in favor of the latest pretty young waif, whereas [[DoubleStandard a male entertainer performer can often keep performing find gigs]] for as long as he can remember his lines,]] lines, despite any [[HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight issues in later life]] or [[AdamWesting similar career decay]] notwithstanding.

decay]].

Like actual stars of the outer space, sometimes the White Dwarf Starlet can go nova - [[CareerResurrection burst in new brightness]], if the character indeed does manage to get a role in a hit movie, tv show, or play (even a minor role), role that's [[EnsembleDarkhorse well remembered]]), or releases a comeback album.
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