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Biggest short lived entertainment careers

Andy Gibb. First 3 singles went to number one, two of which are still listed in billboards all time biggest singles charts.

Hit it big- summer 1977.

Career over- spring 1980.

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James Dean.

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Heather O'Rourke

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Tracy Chapman and Suzanne Vega

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Meghan Trainor

4 top 10 hits (including one #1) and a Grammy within the space of 2014-2016. And let's just say I can't imagine her getting any top 10 hits or Grammys again any time soon.

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Hank Williams

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Prince Harry’s

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Janis Joplin

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Helen Reddy

15 Top 40 singles, two major Hollywood movies, multiple TV appearances, then barely anything after the early 1980s

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That fat Polynesian woman from "Hawaii", the only actress ever to get an Oscar nomination for her only screen appearance.

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That's no way to talk about Bette Midler, R10. And she made many movies after that.

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PSY was global then gone

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Vanilla Ice MC Hammer Hanson

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Amy Winehouse

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Milli Vanilli

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Kelly Osbourne. She did a remake of Papa Don't Preach which got a lot airplay, then that was it.

Now she's known for losing weight and coloring her hair.

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Chris Cuomo??

Oh, yes, that’s right—Chris Cuomo!

I forgot, and Underdog, too!!

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[quote]Career over- spring 1980.

Life over- spring 1988.

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anyone who continues touring and playing live gigs, whether it is Vegas, corporate gigs, gay pride parades or some county fair is not to be discounted. It is hard work and the fans remember.

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Remember when Donald Trump tried his hand at country music?

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r5 There seems to be a new Meghan Trainor every year. Is Lorde still happening? I think Billie Eyelash will be a flash in the pan too.

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r21 here's hoping (with regard to Eyelash). i can't stand her heroin-induced mumbling vocals, so stupid.

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Linda Hunt - she may have had plenty of work, but "The Year of Living Dangerously" was her only famous role.

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Iggy Azalia

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R4 Suzanne Vega has had a long career but not a mainstream one. And thank goodness! I remember when I bought her first album in 1986 I thought she's amazing, her songs are unconventional, complex, achingly beautiful. Then "Luka" became a smash hit and I was disappointed. It's a good and catchy song. But I like "Marlene on the Wall" much much better. And all her other so not mainstream songs.

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hated Luka and Tom's Diner - but i liked Left of Center from the Pretty in Pink soundtrack - she also sang with Pat DiNizio on a cool jazz song In a Lonely Place on the Smithereens first album -

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Jim Croce

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Christopher Cross was huge in 1980-81. Then nothing.

Gotye had one of the biggest hits in 2012. He hasn't released anything since then.

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Death has a way of ending careers.

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Gotye is in a band The Basics that releases albums and tours.

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R23 Excuse me?

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Cory Hart

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Sic transit gloria mundi, indeed.

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Maureen McGovern

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Bai Ling

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Martika. 4 top 40 hits, including the #1, “Toy Soldiers”, from 1988 to 1991...then nothing.

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Duffy. She came on the scene the same time as Adele where Adele took off you didn’t hear another peep from Duffy. I actually liked her better than Adele.

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Jennifer Lawrence

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Tiny Tim

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All of those Bieber clones like Austin Mahone and the Austrian kid. Just embarrassing s and quickly tossed aside.

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The girl who sang about the red balloons -- it was an anti-war song. I'm too lazy to Google it.

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That guy who is Alan Thicke’s son. Monster hit - 6 months

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R42 I don’t recall the singer’s name but the band was called Nena.

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Tommy Sands. He was quite a teen heart-throb until he married Nancy Sinatra...

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R45 And then Ole Blue Eyes murdered him?

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Kenneth McMillan. Great character actor in the same mold as Charles Durning.

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Nancy Sinatra

Dave Clark Five

Dee Dee Sharp

Chubby Checker

Little Eva

And anyone else who drove a fashion or dance craze to the ground.

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Dino, Desi, and Billy.

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Polly Holliday

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Sebastian Cabot

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Herve Villechaze

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Jaye Davidson - He played substantial roles in just two (but very well-known) films and then gave up acting.

In his film debut he played the transgender woman in "The Crying Game" and got an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. His next role was the character Ra in "Stargate”.

Shortly thereafter, he retired from acting. He was averse to the fame and decided Hollywood wasn't for him. He supposedly never regretted his decision.

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Most of you are ignorant!

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