The Price of Fame
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Saturday, December 14

Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately overshadowed by his own personal demons. Williams found success very early in his career and was quick to turn to partying, drinking, and womanizing despite being married. This trend continued as Williams consistently had adulterous offers with other women, and he later picked up an addiction to cocaine. After 20-years of sobriety, Williams turned to drugs and alcohol once again and was deeply depressed, having delusions, and showing signs of memory loss. The weight of the world eventually became too much for him to handle, and he took his own life in 2014. Show Less
Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately o...Show More

Between stints in rehab and having box office hits like Less Than Zero and Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr.’s career has been one of the most volatile in recent memory. The son of a drug-addled filmmaker, Downey Jr. also developed an addiction to drugs. He’s been in and out of jail and rehab; and even had a public arrest after being found intoxicated in a stranger’s home. He battled his demons until 2003 when he met his current wife, Susan Levin. Levin insisted Downey Jr. achieve sobriety for their marriage, and his life took a turn for the better. In a dramatic turnaround, Downey Jr. underwent treatment, and in a few years found himself as one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. His recent portrayal of Marvel’s Iron Man has cemented his place as a household name and icon, a far cry from the turbulent beginning of his career. Show Less
Between stints in rehab and having box office hits like Less Than Zero and Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr.’s career has been one of the ...Show More

The life of an A-list superstar doesn’t come easy; and Johnny Depp has learned this lesson the hard way. Known for his portrayal of eccentric characters in films such as Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Edward Scissorhands, Depp’s success has also been met with harsh criticism. His famously lavish spending and $30,000 a month wine habit have left him nearly broke. Although adored by millions of fans worldwide, Depp’s drunken moments of rage have also been well-documented and he is now attempting to reboot his life and career for the better. Show Less
The life of an A-list superstar doesn’t come easy; and Johnny Depp has learned this lesson the hard way. Known for his portrayal of ...Show More

About The Price of Fame

The road to stardom is often paved with amazing and devastating public and private events. In hour-long episodes of The Price of Fame see the heartfelt stories of Shania Twain, Johnny Depp, Carrie Fisher, Patrick Swayze, Prince and Robin Williams. Whether it’s turbulent family drama, harrowing substance abuse, outlandish spending habits or a combination of those and more, these celebrities all paid a hefty price for their fame. Giving viewers an intimate perspective on each story are personal accounts from the celebrity’s family members and friends in addition to entertainment journalists who covered the rise, fall and sometimes rise again of the stars.