Has there anyone who has ever done it quite like Tina Turner? Even before the ‘80s, this legendary singer had already seemingly done it all. With her husband at the time, Ike Turner, the duo took the music world by storm with many classic singles. But their professional and personal relationship came to a bitter end in the late ‘70s.
But it was a new decade, new Tina – and her solo career took her to a completely new stratosphere. Turner had hit after hit, and even sang the theme song for the James Bond movie “Goldeneye.” Although she sadly passed away in 2023, we can safely say that she was, is, and always will be – simply the best.
It’s safe to say that without Julia Louis-Dreyfus, we would be without so many talented female comedians to grace our favorite sitcoms over the years. She originally burst onto the scene through her multiple roles on “Saturday Night Live” during the ‘80s. Eventually, though, Louis-Dreyfus would be best remembered for her role as Elaine Benes on the classic sitcom “Seinfeld.”
But Julia wasn’t going to let the “Seinfeld curse” get to her. And since then, she has been the lead of other shows, most notably, the Emmy Award-winning political satire “Veep.” In more recent times, Louis-Dreyfus has overcome a battle with breast cancer. She has also starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The ‘80s was a generous time for Morgan Fairchild. Known for her appearances on TV shows such as “Flamingo Road,” “Falcon Crest,” “Paper Dolls,” and “Murphy Brown,” to name a few, Fairchild was as prolific as they come. Moreover, she generated a reputation as something of a poster girl. And even though the ’80s eventually came to an end, the job offers just kept on coming.
Fairchild showed up in pretty much every show imaginable – including “Friends,” “Home Improvement,” “That ‘70s Show,” “Nip/Tuck,” “The Simpsons” – the list goes on, and on, and on. In 2022, Fairchild guest appeared in a couple of episodes of ABC’s “General Hospital.” She really just doesn’t know when to quit.
Standing next to Will Smith, anyone is going to look like a dork. The Fresh Prince’s cousin Carlton Banks is signed, sealed, and delivered as far as dorkiness goes. And not to mention the fact that Carlton is responsible for one of the nerdiest dances in the history of TV.
He is also annoying, arrogant, awkward, and known to flaunt a superiority complex to a comical effect. The television star is still on TV. Alfonso Ribeiro hosts "America’s Funniest Home Videos." This means his job is to talk about funny internet videos. That may very well be the coolest job on the planet.
Most people will remember Kim Fields for playing the adorable Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey in the NBC sitcom “The Facts of Life.” Throughout the show’s run, Fields evolved from a tiny little girl into a talented, young woman with her whole life still ahead of her by the time the show was over.
Fields’ success carried on long after the ‘80s, having another successful role as Regine Hunter in the ‘90s sitcom “Living Single.” And the sitcom success has once again gone Fields’ way. Over the last few years, she has starred alongside Mike Epps in the popular Netflix series “The Upshaws.”