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"I'm gonna live forever, I'm gonna learn how to fly (High!)
I feel it coming together, people will see me and cry (Fame!)
I'm gonna make it to heaven, light up the sky like a flame (Fame!)
I'm gonna live forever, baby, remember my name!"

A 1980 musical drama film directed by Alan Parker, Fame is the story of some students of the High School of Performing Arts, a very exclusive Real Life school in New York City (which has since been merged with the High School of Music & Art to become the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts). The students find themselves cooperating amongst themselves and with the faculty, even as they compete for chances in the real world to make their dreams of stardom come true, and deal with the personal and professional obstacles that stand in their way.

The original film received two Academy Awards: one for the score in general, and one for the title song. A remake film directed by Kevin Tancharoen (yes, the Mortal Kombat: Legacy guy) was released in 2009. There is also a musical stage adaptation which has had many productions over the years.


Along with the silver screen and the stage, Fame has been adapted into several musical television series. The first series aired from 1982–87 (with much of the film's cast reprising their roles), followed by Fame L.A. in 1997–98. The last attempt, in 2003, took the form of a Reality Show similar to American Idol.

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Alternative Title(s): Fame LA


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