From The Mic To On-Screen: Celebrity Singers Turned Actors

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson stole the show from his older brothers when he joined their group, The Jackson Five. After becoming an international star with his siblings, Jackson branched out on his own and his career hit astronomical heights. A year before he would release his critically-acclaimed chart-topping album Off The Wall, Jackson shared the big screen with Diana Ross in the 1978 musical adaption The Wiz. He followed that up several years later with the 3D sci-fi film Captain EO. But his acting career was nowhere near as successful as when Jackson was singing and dancing in front of a microphone. His Thriller album sold more than 29 million copies in the U.S. alone. The global icon suddenly passed away June 25th, 2009, leaving millions to mourn his loss.

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