Fame (1982–1987)
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Holly's despair over her parents' marriage causes her to become anorexic; Doris decides on a Hawaiian theme for the school's Prom.


Valerie Landsburg


Christopher Gore (created by), Patricia Jones | 1 more credit »


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Episode credited cast:
Debbie Allen ... Lydia Grant
Donna McKechnie Donna McKechnie ... Suzi Laird
Barry Jenner ... Jim Laird
Gigi Vorgan ... Tina
Shirley Prestia ... The Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Borrego ... Jesse V. Valesquez
Cynthia Gibb ... Holly Laird
Albert Hague ... Mr. Benjamin Shorofsky
Bill Hufsey ... Christopher Donlon (as Billy Hufsey)
Carlo Imperato ... Danny Amatullo
Janet Jackson ... Cleo Hewitt
Carol Mayo Jenkins ... Elizabeth Sherwood
Charles A. Kelly Charles A. Kelly ... Band Member
Valerie Landsburg ... Doris Schwartz
Ann Nelson ... Mrs. Berg


Holly's despair over her parents' marriage causes her to become anorexic; Doris decides on a Hawaiian theme for the school's Prom.

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Release Date:

4 May 1985 (USA) See more »

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MGM/UA Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Pretty much based on "The Best Little Girl In The World"
27 May 2006 | by knotheaduscSee all my reviews

I remember this episode of "Fame" pretty well. The kids are all getting ready for their Hawaiian themed prom. Doris is in charge of setting up and is her typically bossy self.

Chris and Danny struggle to find prom dates.

Meanwhile, Holly responds to her parents' impending divorce by developing anorexia nervosa. If you've ever read Steven Levenkron's book "The Best Little Girl In The World", you'll probably recognize where "Fame's" writers got much of this episode's plot.

Look for a few decent musical numbers and some mild medical drama... and the nurse who reminds viewers that nurses still wore caps in the mid 1980s!

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