Thirty-five years ago tomorrow, the show that would catapult Debbie Allen into stardom aired its first episode on NBC. “Fame” is indeed what Allen achieved after starring in the role of dance teacher Lydia Grant. She also served as the series’ principal choreographer and got her start in directing because the male directors didn’t know how to shoot dance. Years later, AllenWatch as the

Years later, Allen has gone on to star in and direct episodes of some of the most-watched show’s in television history from “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World” to “Scandal,” “Empire,” and “Insecure.” Watch as the 66-year-old entertainer of many talents reflects on where it all began, “Fame.”

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