THEME ARTICLE - "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE KIDS FROM "FAME"?"
Anthony changed his name to Carlo when he pursued his acting career and is also his godfather's name. Carlo played Danny, the acting student and wise cracking comedian who always looked on the bright side of life with humour and to cover up personal anguish. Carlo has appeared in a few low profile films and made a few TV appearances which included an episode of Friends.
Perhaps the saddest story of this look back on the Kids From Fame is left to the last. Gene was a professional dancer and choreographer and played the role of Leroy in the film version of Fame too. Leroy was a troubled street kid who despite thinking of himself a tough guy he just wanted to dance. Gene died in 2003 after complications arose from a stroke. His career nosedived after problems with partying, drugs and drink. He was fired from the show due to these problems. He appeared in only a few roles, mainly as a dancer, notably Austin Powers: Goldmember and Out of Sync in 1995 directed by Fame co-star Debbie Allen. In 1996 he was diagnosed as being HIV positive although he denied any references to his sexuality, once lived with a porn star and never married.