The Top-10 One-Hit Wonders of Film and Television
Article by: Witney Seibold
The world of popular music is rife with musical acts that managed to capture the popular consciousness for a single song, achieve a brief fame, and then slipped away into obscurity again. Some only ever wrote one song. Others were hard-working acts that plugged away for years to make that hit. The term “one-hit wonder” may be a bit dismissive, but I feel its universal poetry counterbalances any offense it may cause.
It turns out the world of film is just as littered with one-hit wonders; Actors or directors who made a few remarkable performances, are constantly noted by history, and then, for one reason or another, slipped away from the limelight. Some on this list didn’t feel the muse. Some died. Some just haven’t managed to recapture the lightning. Here is a list I compiled for the good people at Geekscape of stars that shone brightly and briefly.
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