Crossword clues for fame
- "___ is the spur . . . "
- TV series
- Chaucer's "The House of ___"
- "I would give all my ____ for a pot of ale":"Henry V"
- Hall of ___
- Celebrity's acquirement
- Public eminence
- A place in the sun
- Place in the sun
- Movie or TV program
- "___ is the spur . . . ": Milton
- Fortune's partner
- Public regard
- "The shadow of Virtue": Seneca
- "A fickle food upon a shifting plate": Dickinson
- "A fickle food upon a shifting plate," according to Emily Dickinson
- Starlet's dream
- "A fickle food," to Emily Dickinson
- Oscar-winning song of 1980
- The state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
- Favorable public reputation
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fame \Fame\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Famed,; p. pr. & vb. n. Faming.]
To report widely or honorably.
The field where thou art famed To have wrought such wonders.
To make famous or renowned.
Those Hesperian gardens famed of old.
Fame \Fame\ (f[=a]m), n. [OF. fame, L. fama, fr. fari to speak, akin to Gr. ???? a saying, report, fa`nai to speak. See Ban, and cf. Fable, Fate, Euphony, Blame.]
Public report or rumor.
The fame thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house.
--Gen. xlv. 16.
Report or opinion generally diffused; renown; public estimation; celebrity, either favorable or unfavorable; as, the fame of Washington.
I find thou art no less than fame hath bruited.
Syn: Notoriety; celebrity; renown; reputation.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., "character attributed to someone;" late 13c., "celebrity, renown," from Old French fame "fame, reputation, renown, rumor" (12c.), from Latin fama "talk, rumor, report; reputation, public opinion; renown, good reputation," but also "ill-fame, scandal, reproach," from PIE root *bha- (2) "to speak, tell, say" (cognates: Sanskrit bhanati "speaks;" Latin fari "to say," fabula "narrative, account, tale, story;" Armenian ban, bay "word, term;" Old Church Slavonic bajati "to talk, tell;" Old English boian "to boast," ben "prayer, request;" Greek pheme "talk," phone "voice, sound," phanai "to speak;" Old Irish bann "law").\n
\nThe goddess Fama was the personification of rumor in Roman mythology. The Latin derivative fabulare was the colloquial word for "speak, talk" since the time of Plautus, whence Spanish hablar.\n\nI've always been afraid I was going to tap the world on the shoulder for 20 years, and when it finally turned around I was going to forget what I had to say.
[Tom Waits, "Playboy" magazine interview, March, 1988]
n. 1 (context now rare English) What is said or reported; gossip, rumour. 2 One's reputation. 3 The state of being famous or well-known and spoken of. vb. (context transitive English) To make (someone or something) famous.
Fame was a Swedish duo consisting of Jessica Andersson (born 27 October 1973 in Stockholm) and Magnus Bäcklund (born 16 November 1965 in Kristinehamn, Värmland County). They met each other at the televised arts school and contest Fame Factory, which aired in autumn 2002. Bäcklund was the overall winner, while Andersson dropped out to give birth to her son Liam. Bäcklund also has two young twin daughters at home. Andersson is a former photo model and Bäcklund is a commercial pilot.
Fame may refer to:
- Celebrity, a major synonym of fame
Fame is a 1980 American teen musical drama film directed by Alan Parker, and written by Christopher Gore. The film follows a group of students during their studies at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City; the story is split into sections corresponding to their auditions, and their freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years.
Producer David De Silva conceived the idea in 1976, and commissioned Gore to begin work on a script that would focus on the lives of young students attending the High School of Performing Arts. The script, then known as Hot Lunch, became the subject of a bidding war among a host of established film studios before Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) acquired the film rights. After the release of his previous film Midnight Express (1978), Parker decided to helm the project after reading the script, as he wanted to shoot his next film in the United States. Parker and Gore rewrote the script, aiming for a more dramatic and darker tone. During the film's pre-production and filming, Parker encountered difficulties with the New York Board of Education, whose members criticized the script's subject matter and forbade him from filming in the actual school, and U.S. labor unions which objected to the British crew members involved with the film. Principal photography commenced in July 1979 and concluded after 91 days, on a budget of $8.5 million; the film was shot on location in New York.
Upon release, Fame received mixed reviews from mainstream film critics, but was a box office success, grossing $21.2 million during its domestic theatrical run. The film received six Academy Award nominations, and won two for Best Original Song for its title song " Fame", and Best Original Score. The success of the film spawned a media franchise that included television series, stage musicals and a 2009 remake.
"Fame" is a pop song, written by Michael Gore (music) and Dean Pitchford (lyrics), released in 1980 that achieved chart success as the theme song to the Fame film and TV series. The song was performed by Irene Cara, who played the role of Coco Hernandez in the original movie. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1980, and the Golden Globe Award the same year. In 2004 it finished at number 51 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
"Fame" is a song recorded by David Bowie, initially released in 1975. Written by Bowie, Carlos Alomar and John Lennon, it was a hit in North America, becoming Bowie's first number 1 single in the Billboard Hot 100 and one of the most successful singles of the year, ranking at number 7 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100. The single was less successful in Europe, reaching number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Fame is a television series that ran on NBC in the summer of 2003. The show was essentially NBC's attempt to duplicate the success of mega-hit American Idol, right down to their selection of judges. Former pop star Carnie Wilson was similar in her judgements to American Idol's Paula Abdul, Johnny Wright, the veteran music producer, was the show's analogue of Randy Jackson, and JoJo Wright was, like Simon Cowell, the judge who says things to stir people up. The show retained the original Fame theme music (with a new vocal), as well as producer Debbie Allen. Former boy band member Joey Fatone was the official host of the show, but Allen also made frequent appearances.
The show was based on the Italian show Saranno Famosi (which is the Italian for Fame), where young talented dancers, singers and actors attended a school to become real superstars. The main goal of the show was to make all the challengers able to dance, sing and act and so to be complete. It still airs in Italy.
Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987 by Eilenna Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television. 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. Season 4 featured 18-year-old Janet Jackson as one of the students.
The popularity of the series, particularly in the UK, led to several hit records and live concert tours by the cast. Despite its success, very few of the actors maintained high-profile careers after the series was cancelled. A number of the cast members were seen again briefly in Bring Back...Fame, a reunion special made for UK television in 2008.
A stage musical based on the 1980 musical film Fame has been staged under two titles. The first, Fame – The Musical conceived and developed by David De Silva, is a musical with a book by José Fernandez, music by Steve Margoshes and lyrics by Jacques Levy. The musical premiered in 1988 in Miami, Florida. As Fame on 42nd Street, it was performed Off-Broadway at the Little Shubert Theatre on 42nd St from 2003 to 2004.
De Silva had produced the 1980 film about students at New York City's High School of Performing Arts. The critically and commercially successful film was followed by a six-season television series, and the musical. The musical is significantly rewritten from the previous adaptations, with an almost entirely new score. The film is referred to several times in the script and in two songs.
It tells the story of several students who attend the High School of Performing Arts, among them fame-obsessed Carmen, ambitious actress Serena, wisecracking comedian/bad boy Joe, quiet violinist Schlomo, "talented but dyslexic" dancer Tyrone, determined actor Nick, overweight dancer Mabel, and poor dancer Iris.
Since its first production, Fame – The Musical has had hundreds of professional and amateur productions in every major language.
Fame is the second studio album by Grace Jones, released in 1978 by Island Records.
Fame is the title of a performance by British comedian Ricky Gervais. It was filmed at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, United Kingdom in 2007.
FAME (Forecasting Analysis and Modeling Environment) is a time series database from SunGard which comes along with a suite of APIs and domain-specific programming language.
"Fame (The Game)" is the second official single from Donna Summer's 2008 studio album Crayons. It has so far been a major success on Billboard sub-charts, peaking at #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
FAME is a retail branding agency headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1990, it is part of the TBWA Network and Omnicom Group portfolio. In 2010, FAME was named TBWA's fastest growing agency.
Fame is a 2009 novel by the Austrian-German writer Daniel Kehlmann. The narrative consists of nine loosely connected stories about technology, celebrity and alienation. The book has the subtitle "A novel in nine episodes" ("Ein Roman in neun Geschichten"). A movie has been created about it called Glory: A Tale of Mistaken Identities
Fame is a 1936 British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Sydney Howard, Muriel Aked and Miki Hood. It was made at Elstree Studios.
Fame is a 2009 American musical drama film and a loose remake of the 1980 film of the same title. It was directed by Kevin Tancharoen and written by Allison Burnett. It was released on September 25, 2009 in the US, Canada, Ireland, and the UK. The film follows NYC talents attending the New York City High School of Performing Arts (known today as Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School), where students get specialized training that often leads to success as actors, singers, etc.
Debbie Allen, who portrays the school principal Angela Simms, is the only person to appear in the original movie, the subsequent television show (in the 1980 movie and the series she played role of dance teacher Lydia Grant), and this production.
Usage examples of "fame".
Distracted with the care, not of acquiring, but of preserving an empire, oppressed with age and infirmities, careless of fame, and satiated with power, all his prospects of life were closed.
In the pride of victory, he forfeited what yet remained of his civil virtues, without acquiring the fame of military prowess.
Besides acquiring by arms such a noble territory in France, besides defending it against continual attempts of the French monarch and all its neighbors, besides exerting many acts of vigor under their present sovereign, they had, about this very time, revived their ancient fame, by the most hazardous exploits, and the moat wonderful successes, in the other extremity of Europe.
An old emeritus professor, Doctoran Hildegard, who was famed for his agnosticism, sipped his and announced that he now had evidence of the existence of the Deity.
Farther east, the outer wall of the aisle, as also of the southern aisle, is almost covered with pompous and ugly monuments, few of them remarkable either for their design or for the fame of the persons to whom they were erected.
So I abandoned my original work and began the greater one, even though I had amassed considerable material by that stage and publication would, undoubtedly, have gained me both the fame in the world and the patronage of the mighty which have forever eluded my grasp.
Peers extend to each other would have included avoiding the introductions of anachronisms into a mansion famed for its authenticity.
His fame rests principally on his frescoes at Orvieto, where, by a strange chance, he was appointed, after an interval of time, to continue and complete the work begun by Fra Angelico, the master most opposed to Signorelli in style.
Thus, while Marion is everywhere regarded as the peculiar representative in the southern States, of the genius of partisan warfare, we are surprised, when we would trace, in the pages of the annalist, the sources of this fame, to find the details so meagre and so unsatisfactory.
What astonished the most acute was that this wonderful treaty was conceived and carried out by a young ambassador who had hitherto been famed only as a wit.
Nevertheless, Champagne, or, if you prefer to say so, the departments of the Aube, Marne, and Haut-Marne, richly endowed with vineyards, the fame of which is world-wide, are otherwise full of flourishing industries.
Named in honour of famed local authoress Laura Chase, the first Prize will be presented at Graduation in June.
Christian benevolencethe tranquil heroism of endurance, the blameless purity, the contempt of guilty fame and of honors destructive to the human race, which, had they assumed the proud name of philosophy, would have been blazoned in his brightest words, because they own religion as their principlesink into narrow asceticism.
Crete, or Candia, with Cyprus, and most of the smaller islands of Greece and Asia, have been subdued by the Turkish arms, whilst the little rock of Malta defies their power, and has emerged, under the government of its military Order, into fame and opulence.
Almighty enable you to lend a fresh and unprecedented impetus to the onward march of the Faith, revive the spirit of its supporters, enlarge its limits, multiply its local institutions, consolidate its foundations, safeguard its rights, spread abroad its fame, and aid its followers to discharge befittingly their responsibilities, and concentrate on the attainment of the objectives of the Ten-Year Plan, on which the immediate destiny of the entire community depends.