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Muppet Magzine Spring 1983
celebrity interviews

Fame was an NBC and syndicated TV series that aired from 1982 to 1987, based on the 1980 movie of the same name, focusing on students at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts.

In Muppet Magazine issue 2 (1983), Kermit the Frog visited the set of Fame to interview the cast, assisted by Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Rowlf, and several rats. Apart from Debbie Allen and Albert Hague, both reprising their teacher roles from the movie, the article spotlighted the young actors playing students.

A couple of Muppet mentions occurred in the the 2009 remake. Joy (Anna Maria Perez de Tagle) gets an acting job on Sesame Street. Dialogue about the show and its characters occurs in a few scenes.

Fame stars

Picture Actor Role Non-Fame work
Carlo Imperato (b. 1963)
Danny Amatullo,

Guest starred on Friends, Angie, and Joanie Loves Chachi.
Valerie Landsburg (b. 1958)
Doris Schwartz,
Guest starred on Dream On, Murder, She Wrote, Columbo, and Nip/Tuck.
Lori Singer (b. 1957)
with Albert Hague
Julie Miller,
music student/cellist
Accomplished cellist in real life.
Appeared in the movies The Falcon and the Snowman and Warlock
Lee Curreri (b. 1961)
Bruno Martelli,
music student/composer;
role originated in the movie
Composed for the TV series Dangerous Minds and various indie films and shorts.
Official site:
Gene Anthony Ray (1962-2003)
Leroy Johnson,
role originated in the movie
Appeared in the 1988 Broadway musical of Carrie.
Danced in the movie Eddie and on The Drew Carey Show.

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