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Irene Cara

  • Mar 18, 1959 (age 60)
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
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2008
The Wendy Williams Show
TV ShowJul 14, 2008

The Wendy Williams Show

The Wendy Williams Show …
The Wendy Williams Show (often shortened to Wendy) is an American syndicated infotainment talk show created and hosted by Wendy Williams and produced by Wendy Williams Productions, and Perler Productions. The Wendy Williams Show is distributed by Debmar-Mercury, the show aired starting July 14, 2008 in select major U.S. markets and July 13, 2009 nationwide. It primarily aired on Fox, CW and MyNetworkTV affiliates (along with several affiliates of other major networks). In January 2016, the talk show was renewed through the 2019–20 season. The show was nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards. The show regularly competes with The Ellen DeGeneres Show as the top-ranked syndicated talk show with a single female host in the key demographic of women 25-54 in the United States.
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Gone Country
TV ShowJan 25, 2008

Gone Country

Gone Country is an American celebrity reality television …
Gone Country is an American celebrity reality television show in which contestants compete to become a country music singer. The winner gets a country single produced by John Rich. It aired on CMT, with reruns on TV Land, and VH1. On the first season finale, Julio Iglesias Jr. was named the winner.
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2006
9am with David & Kim
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TV ShowJan 30, 2006

9am with David & Kim

9am with David & Kim is an Australian morning show …
9am with David & Kim is an Australian morning show which premiered on Monday 30 January 2006 on Network Ten. It aired live from 9am - 11am weekdays, and was hosted by musician and former Getaway reporter David Reyne and former National Nine News presenter and journalist Kim Watkins. Fill in presenters have included Ann-Maree Biggar, Christi Malthouse, Corinne Grant, Kathryn Robinson, Stephen Quartermain and music mogul Ian Dickson.
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2001
SongJan 1, 2001

Thunder in My Heart
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SongJan 1, 2001

Why
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Anyone Can See
AlbumJan 1, 2001

Anyone Can See

Anyone Can See is Irene Cara's debut album, released in …
Anyone Can See is Irene Cara's debut album, released in 1982. This album followed up her successful hit singles "Out Here on My Own" and "Fame". The album is solid R&B featuring such standout songs as "Reach Out I'll Be There", "Slow Down" and the power ballad title track among others. Includes the hit, "Anyone Can See" which peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was produced by The Archies' Ron Dante.
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1996
You Need Me (Ti Sento)
AlbumJan 1, 1996

You Need Me (Ti Sento)

You Need Me (Ti Sento) released.
1992
Beauty and the Beast
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MovieMay 4, 1992

Beauty and the Beast

Based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Beauty …
Based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Beauty lives a happy life in the city with her father and four siblings helping and spending time with the less fortunate. That is, until the day her father finds himself in an enormous debt after the great loss of his cargo ships in the China Sea. The family moves to a small cottage in the country and day after day the three men, the old man and his two sons Robert and Nathan, must work in the fields. One day, the old man receives news that one of his ships had survived, but when he arrives at the harbor he finds that nothing valuable was saved and that his family remains in poverty. On his way home, the old man gets lost in the forest and finds a magnificent castle where he spends the night. He remembers the promise he had made Beautyfor one simple rose, so he cuts a rose from one of the many rose bushes in the castle gardens. However, as soon as the rose is cut, a horrible beast appears and tells him that he must die for having cut the rose. The old man tells about the request of his daughter, and the beast tells him that he shall return home and bring his daughter to die instead. Though the man will rather sacrifice himself, Beauty insists on being the one who must die and arrives at the castle. Beauty spends many months at the castle waiting for her end to come, but instead, she develops a great friendship with the once terrible beast, that eventually turns to love.
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The Magic Voyage
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MovieFeb 14, 1992

The Magic Voyage

Christopher Columbus decides to go on a journey to prove that …
Christopher Columbus decides to go on a journey to prove that the Earth is not flat. His companion is a smart wood worm who's on a quest of his own: to save a beautiful fairy princess from the evil lord Swarm and his insect army.
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1990
Happily Ever After
MovieJun 20, 1990

Happily Ever After

The Evil Queen is dead and Snow White is on her way to see …
The Evil Queen is dead and Snow White is on her way to see the 7 dwarves when Lord Maliss, the Queen's brother, sees her in the looking glass. He attacks her in the form of a dragon, taking Snow White's prince to the Realm of Doom. Enlisting the aid of the dwarves' cousins, Snow White must embark on a quest to save her true love.
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1986
Busted Up
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MovieMay 14, 1986

Busted Up

Busted Up released.
Conrad E. Palmisano
MarriageApril 1986

Conrad E. Palmisano

Conrad Palmisano (born May 1, 1944) an American stuntman …
Conrad Palmisano (born May 1, 1944) an American stuntman and film director.
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1985
Certain Fury
MovieMar 1, 1985

Certain Fury

During a shooting in court young prostitute Scarlet manages to …
During a shooting in court young prostitute Scarlet manages to flee. In a state of confusion, the black Tracy, who was arrested for a minor delict, follows her. When she decides to leave ...
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1984
City Heat
MovieDec 5, 1984

City Heat

Kansas City in the 1930s: private investigator Mike Murphy's …
Kansas City in the 1930s: private investigator Mike Murphy's partner is brutally murdered when he tries to blackmail a mobster with his secret accounting records. When a rival gang boss goes after the missing records, ex-policeman Murphy is forced to team up again with his ex-partner Lieutenant Speer, even though they can't stand each other, to fight both gangs before KC erupts in a mob war.
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Award1984

Favorite Song in a Movie

Won People's Choice Award …
Won People's Choice Award for Favorite Song in a Movie.
People's Choice Award
Nomination1984

Favorite Song in a Movie

Nominated for People's …
Nominated for People's Choice Award for Favorite Song in a Movie.
People's Choice Award
Nomination1984

Favorite Pop/Rock Single

Nominated for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
American Music Award
Nomination1984

Favorite Pop/Rock Song

Nominated for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
American Music Award
Nomination1984

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist

Nominated for American …
Nominated for American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
American Music Award
Nomination1984

a Film

Nominated for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
BAFTA Best Original Song Written
1983
D.C. Cab
MovieDec 16, 1983

D.C. Cab

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab …
The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees ...
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What a Feelin'
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AlbumNov 2, 1983

What a Feelin'

What a Feelin' is the second album by American singer …
What a Feelin' is the second album by American singer-songwriter Irene Cara and her most successful album to date. Released in November 2, 1983, this album is dominated by dance-pop and Euro disco songs produced by the legendary producer Giorgio Moroder, unlike her R&B-heavy debut. Many of the songs were co-written by Cara herself. The album includes the major hit singles, "The Dream (Hold On to Your Dream)" (U.S. #37), "Flashdance... What a Feeling" (her only #1 hit in the U.S.), "Why Me?" (U.S. #13), "You Were Made for Me" (U.S. #78) and "Breakdance" (which was her third and last Top 10 single in the U.S., reaching #8).
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The Pop 'N Rocker Game
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TV ShowSep 17, 1983

The Pop 'N Rocker Game

The Pop 'N Rocker Game is …
The Pop 'N Rocker Game is a syndicated weekly game show produced by Ron Greenberg Productions and Alan Landsburg Productions. The program premiered on September 17, 1983, and aired through September 1984 and combined musical trivia with in-studio performances. Two bands were featured on each episode.
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For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story
MovieMar 22, 1983

For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story

For Us the Living: The …
For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story is a made-for-television biopic that aired on PBS on March 22, 1983. The film was based on the book, For Us, the Living, by Myrlie Evers-Williams and William Peters.
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Award1983

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Won award for "Flashdance".
Grammy Award
Award1983

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Won award for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
Grammy Award
Award1983

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Won award for "Flashdance: Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture".
Grammy Award
Nomination1983

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Nominated for "Flashdance: Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture".
Grammy Award
Nomination1983

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
Grammy Award
Nomination1983

Record of the Year

Nominated for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
Grammy Award
Nomination1983

Record of the Year

Nominated for "Flashdance".
Grammy Award
Award1983

Best Original Song

Won award for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
Golden Globe Award
Award1983

Best Original Song

Won award for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
Academy Award
SongJan 1, 1983

Breakdance
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SongJan 1, 1983

The Dream (Hold on to Your Dream)
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SongJan 1, 1983

You Took My Life Away
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Nomination1983

Best Original Song

Nominated for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
Academy Award
Nomination1983

British Single of the Year

Nominated for Brit Award for …
Nominated for Brit Award for British Single of the Year.
Brit Award
British Single of the Year
Nomination1983

British Single of the Year

Nominated for "Fame".
Brit Award
Nomination1983

Best Original Song

Nominated for "Flashdance... What a Feeling".
Golden Globe Award
Nomination1983

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Flashdance".
Grammy Award
What a Feeling
AlbumJan 1, 1983

What a Feeling

What a Feeling released.
1982
Killing 'em Softly
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MovieDec 10, 1982

Killing 'em Softly

Killing 'em Softly is a 1982 Canadian thriller film directed …
Killing 'em Softly is a 1982 Canadian thriller film directed by Max Fischer, starring Irene Cara, George Segal, Clark Johnson and Nicholas Campbell. It is most noted for production problems which led to it becoming one of the first Canadian films ever to be released direct to video, and led to a court case over production funding which was not resolved until 1995.
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Sister, Sister
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MovieJun 7, 1982

Sister, Sister

Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an …
Maya Angelou's story of the family stresses that occur when an older sister (Diahann Carroll) attempts to maintain a home, left by her revered father, in an ultra-moralistic way (regardless...
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American Playhouse
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TV ShowJan 12, 1982

American Playhouse

One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb …
One of PBS's most distinguished series, mounting superb dramas and musicals by the likes of (to name just a few) Eugene O'Neill, John Cheever, Lanford Wilson, Mark Twain, Thornton Wilder, James Baldwin and Stephen Sondheim. Perhaps the most memorable (and controversial) presentation: `Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City,' which won a Peabody Award.
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Fame
TV ShowJan 7, 1982

Fame

Fame is an American television series originally produced …
Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987 by Eilenna Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and sponsored by Yamaha musical instruments, which are prominently showcased in the episodes. The show is based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the fictional New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Although fictional, it was based heavily on the actual Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Most interior scenes were filmed in Hollywood, California. In all seasons except the third, the show filmed several exterior scenes on location in New York City.
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1981
Irene
MovieAug 19, 1981

Irene

Irene released.
1980
Solid Gold
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TV ShowSep 13, 1980

Solid Gold

Solid Gold was an American syndicated music television …
Solid Gold was an American syndicated music television series that debuted on September 13, 1980 and ran until July 23, 1988. The program was a production of Brad Lachman Productions in association with Operation Prime Time and Paramount Domestic Television.
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The John Davidson Show
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TV ShowJun 30, 1980

The John Davidson Show

The John Davidson Show …
The John Davidson Show hosted by singer John Davidson was the replacement series for The Mike Douglas Show. Sticking with a similar format, co-hosts, music, interview and entertainment with John's charismatic personality added a younger touch to the show. During the same time he also hosted the Primetime series That's Incredible! The show's musical group was The John Toben Band. Produced by Westinghouse this Group W Productions was produced by Vince Calandra Sr. The executive producers were Frank R. Miller and Frank Brill. John was signed for 7.5 million dollars for a 5 year contract for the talk show, which ended unsuccessfully after two years.
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Fame
MovieMay 12, 1980

Fame

Fame is a film that defined a generation, and one of the …
Fame is a film that defined a generation, and one of the most popular films of the 1980s, spawning a stage musical, a television series spin-off, and a movie remake. The film featured nine original songs and won the Academy Award for Best Music
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Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
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MovieApr 15, 1980

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones

Guyana Tragedy: The Story …
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, also called The Mad Messiah, is a 1980 television miniseries about the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones, and their 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown. Based on the book by Charles A. Krause, entitled Guyana Massacre: The Eyewitness Account, the film was originally shown on television on April 15, 1980.
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Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Nomination1980

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for "Fame".
Grammy Award
Nomination1980

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Nominated for Grammy …
Nominated for Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Grammy Award
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
Nomination1980

Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy o…

Nominated for "Fame".
Golden Globe Award
SongJan 1, 1980

Fame
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Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Award1980

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Won award for "Fame".
NAACP Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Nomination1980

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Nominated for "Fame".
NAACP Image Award
Nomination1980

Best New Artist

Nominated for Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Grammy Award
1979
Roots: The Next Generations
TV ShowFeb 18, 1979

Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations …
Roots: The Next Generations is an American television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. (Henning is about 48 miles north of Memphis, which is on the Mississippi River and in the southwest corner of the state, and which was then the largest city in it.) This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley.
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1978
Kids Are People Too
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TV ShowSep 10, 1978

Kids Are People Too

Kids Are People Too is an American television series …
Kids Are People Too is an American television series that ran on Sunday mornings from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. The series was a variety/news magazine show oriented towards kids with the intention of recognizing them as people. During its four-year run, the series was nominated for five Emmy Awards and won the 1978 Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series. The series included celebrity interviews, cartoons, music, and other information that appealed to children.
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1976
What's Happening!!
TV ShowAug 5, 1976

What's Happening!!

What's Happening!! is an American sitcom that aired on ABC …
What's Happening!! is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from August 5, 1976, to April 28, 1979. The show premiered as a summer series. With good ratings and reviews, and after the failure of several other shows on the network, What's Happening!! returned in November 1976 as a weekly series. It remained a weekly series until 1979; ratings were modest. What's Happening!! was loosely based on the Eric Monte-penned film Cooley High. From 1985 to 1988, a sequel series called What's Happening Now!! aired in first-run syndication, with most of the major cast members reprising their roles.
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Sparkle
MovieApr 7, 1976

Sparkle

Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem become …
Three sisters (Sister and the Sisters) from Harlem become singers. Sister (Lonette McKee) becomes involved with drugs, while Sparkle (Irene Cara) ends up being the one who gets famous. This film tells of how drugs ruin Sister's relationships and eventually end her life. It is also about the relationship between Sparkle and Stix (Philip Michael Thomas).
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1975
Aaron Loves Angela
MovieDec 25, 1975

Aaron Loves Angela

Aaron Loves Angela is a 1975 American blaxploitation film …
Aaron Loves Angela is a 1975 American blaxploitation film written by Gerald Sanford and directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. This film stars Moses Gunn, Kevin Hooks and Irene Cara. Both Cara and Hooks made early film appearances in this piece. This is the final film that Gordon Parks, Jr. directed before his death on April 3, 1979.
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1973
Kojak
TV ShowOct 24, 1973

Kojak

Kojak is an American action crime drama television series …
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, it aired on CBS from 1973 to 1978.
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The Midnight Special
TV ShowFeb 2, 1973

The Midnight Special

The Midnight Special was an American late-night musical …
The Midnight Special was an American late-night musical variety series originally broadcast on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The 90-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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1971
The Electric Company
TV ShowOct 25, 1971

The Electric Company

The Electric Company was a half-hour television show aimed …
The Electric Company was a half-hour television show aimed at children of elementary school age that was designed to be both educational and entertaining. It consisted of sketches, cartoons, and songs, and its large cast included a relatively unknown Morgan Freeman, who played characters such as Vincent the Vegetable Vampire and Easy Reader. Recurring cartoon segments included The Adventures of Letterman, in which a superhero had to defeat an arch-nemesis who could transform one word into another by changing a single letter, as well as new Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote episodes created especially for the show and a cartoon featuring the Blond-haired Cartoon Man, voiced by Mel Brooks. Recurring live-action sketches included Spidey
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Soul Train
TV ShowOct 2, 1971

Soul Train

Soul Train is an American music-dance television program …
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971, to March 27, 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, dance/pop, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.
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1968
Esta es Irene
AlbumJan 1, 1968

Esta es Irene

Esta es Irene released.
1964
Top of the Pops
TV ShowJan 1, 1964

Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music …
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. The programme was shown every Thursday evening on BBC One, except for a short period on Fridays in mid-1973 before being again moved to Fridays at 7:30 pm in 1996 and then to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day (and usually, until 1984, a second such edition a few days after Christmas), featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year.
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1959
Irene Cara
BirthMarch 1959

Irene Cara

Irene Cara was born.
1951
Love of Life
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TV ShowSep 24, 1951

Love of Life

Love of Life is an American soap opera televised on CBS from …
Love of Life is an American soap opera televised on CBS from September 24, 1951, to February 1, 1980. It was created by Roy Winsor, whose previous creation Search for Tomorrow had premiered three weeks before Love of Life, and who would go on to create The Secret Storm two and a half years later.
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Search for Tomorrow
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TV ShowSep 3, 1951

Search for Tomorrow

Search for Tomorrow is an American television soap …
Search for Tomorrow is an American television soap opera. It began its run on CBS on September 3, 1951, and concluded on NBC after 35 years on December 26, 1986. Search for Tomorrow was created by Roy Winsor and was first written by Agnes Nixon (then known professionally as Agnes Eckhardt) for the series' first thirteen weeks and later by Irving Vendig. The program was one of several packaged from the 1950s through the 1980s by Procter & Gamble Productions, the broadcasting arm of the famed household products corporation, who were also responsible for the likes of Guiding Light, As the World Turns, The Edge of Night, and Another World.
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