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From leg warmers to Jordache jeans, the 80s was a decade that shaped fashion, entertainment and pop culture. Aside from the oh-so-memorable style, the decade also led us to classics like The Breakfast Club, Back to the Future and Dirty dancing. We taped our TVs and watched Luke and Laura get married General Hospital, sing along to The video killed the radio star when it premiered as the first music video on MTV and supported major charity concerts on Original Live Aid. Whether you were a Material girl, Jessie’s girl or a Superfreak, There is no question that some of the biggest hits of the ’80s have enduring power (even if they’re mostly considered karaoke classics).
The 80s catapulted some of our current favorite stars from unknown status to household names. These A-list stars topped the Billboard charts, garnered awards, and graced the screen. Some 1980s child stars have had fruitful acting careers while others struggled with fame growing up in the Hollywood spotlight. Then there are these popular ’80s actors and actresses who moved behind the camera and took on successful roles as directors and producers. Thanks to the popularity of reality TV shows, some of our favorite stars are making a splash again Dance with the stars, celebrity apprentice and The worst cooks in America.
While you still see and hear some of these Hollywood favorites today, others may have fallen off your radar. If you are missing some of your favorite stars, restarting your favorite shows might not be far away. Here’s a look at what some of the most popular 80s celebs are working on today.