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Jem and the Holograms

1 9 8 5 (USA)
65 x 30 minute episodes

Jem and the Holograms was the premier cartoon about a fantasy world of girl-glam rock. It was every little girl’s dream at one point to grow up and be a rock star like Jem.

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The cartoon totally encapsulates not only the fashions and language of the late 80s, but also the culture, ideals, and desires of the great decade.

Jerrica Benton was the owner of Starlight Music and the Starlight Foundation (a foster home for young girls).

But by using her earrings to project a holographic image over herself, she was transformed into her alter ego, Jem, the lead singer for the successful music group, Jem and the Holograms. “Synergy power, on!”.

Other members of the group were Jerrica’s sensitive little sister Kimber on “keytar”, the strong-willed Aja on guitar, and the creative Shana on drums (and eventually Raya).

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The group’s rivals were The Misfits, made up of the cold-hearted Pizzazz (real name Phyllis Gabor), the tough-acting drummer Roxy (real name Roxanne Pelligrini), English bassist Jetta (real name Sheila Burns) and humble “keytarist” Stormer (real name Mary Phillips).  “We are The Misfits/Our songs are better and we’re gonna get her”.

Jem and her friends were always involved in glamorous and exciting adventures around the world while touching people’s hearts with their hit songs.

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Jem/Jerrica Benton
Samantha Newark
Jem

(singing voice)
Britta Phillips
Kimber Benton

Cathianne Blore
Aja Leith

Cathianne Blore
Shana Elmsford

Cindy McGee
Ashley

Cathianne Blore
Chrissie

Cindy McGee
Pizzazz/Phyllis Margaret Gabor

Patricia Alice Albrecht
Pizzazz

(singing voice)
Ellen Bernfeld
Roxy/Roxanne Pelligrini

Bobbie Block
Jetta/Sheila Burns

Louise Dorsey
Stormer/Mary Phillips

Susan Blu
Eric Raymond

Charles Adler
Rio Pacheco

Michael Sheehan
Howard Sands

Neil Ross
Mrs. Bailey

Hazel Shermet
Synergy

Marlene Aragon
Raya/Carmen Alonso

Linda Dangcil
Rory Llewellyn

Townsend Coleman
Riot

Townsend Coleman
Riot

(singing voice)
Gordon Grody
Cisco

Townsend Coleman
Rapture/Phoebe Ashe

Ellen Gerstell
Minx/Ingrid Krueger

Kath Soucie
Minx

(singing voice)
Vicki Sue Robinson
Emmett Benton

Wally Burr
Harvey Gabor

Wally Burr
Anthony Julian

T.K. Carter
Dirk Hayes

Ed Gilbert
Fitzgerald Beck

Dan Gilvezan
Sean Harrison

Dan Gilvezan
Ba Nee

(singing voice)
Ari Gold