'Fame'

As "Fame," hits theaters today we take a look at the past and present cast of the film and tv show that made us want to boogie.
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 24, 2009

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As “Fame” hits theaters, we take a look at the past and present cast of the film and TV show that made us want to boogie.

Denise (Naturi Naughton) makes a splash in the film in the remake.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Collins Pennie (Malik) and Alvin Dod (Charles S. Dutton) simply don’t see eye-to-eye in the “Fame” remake.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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In the remake, Alvin Dod (Dutton) has a heart to hear with his students.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Dance teacher Lydia Grant (Debbie Allen) shows her students how to get their groove back. Allen leaves her dancing shoes behind to return to the big screen in “Fame” as Principal Simms.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Irene Cara stands front and center in the original film “Fame.”

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Original “Fame” stars Leroy Johnson (Gene Anthony Ray) and Coco (Irene Cara) share a candid moment.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Denise (Naturi Naughton) sings “On My Own” in the 2009 version of “Fame.”

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Leroy rides high in the streets of New York during a festive scene of the 1982 TV series.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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The cast of the TV show “Fame” stole the hearts of America.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Coco (Cara) kept audiences on their toes with her weekly adventures and dilemmas.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Coco enjoys a jam session with her peers.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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Cleo Hewitt (Janet Jackson) was quite the vocal student struggling her way through dance classes.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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The orignal cast of the hit TV series kept America tuned it for the drama and grooves.

Naturi Naughton on her role in the “Fame” remake

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