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  • Irene Cara

    Born on March 18, 1959 in New York, New York

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Fame (1980)

Irene Cara as "Coco Hernandez"

Young men and women audition for coveted spots at the New York High School of Performing Arts. Those who make the cut discover that it takes a lot of hard work to become a star and sometimes difficult decisions have to be made. The youngsters grapple with heavy issues such as homosexuality, abortion, attempted suicide and illiteracy. On top of their unique struggles, the students must deal with the mundane pressures of adolescence like homework, heartbreak and rejection.

Golden Globe (1980) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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Fan Rant: Generation 'Fame'

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Jul 26th 2009, 3:02PM

Jul 26th 2009, 3:02PM

1980 Musical 'Fame' Being Remade by MGM

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Apr 18th 2007, 6:01AM

Apr 18th 2007, 6:01AM

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