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After the Spotlight

  • Life After the Spotlight

    From King Arthur to Costume Designer

    By Cate Weeks

    Rennie segued from ballroom dancing (he was the 1976 U.S. amateur champion in Latin Dancing) into a professional career through the 1980s as a Lido de Paris dancer and as King Arthur in the Tournament of Kings at Excalibur.

  • Life After the Spotlight

    From Cirque Artist to Underwater Promoter

    By Cate Weeks

    A former diver for the Canadian national team, Lauzon joined Cirque du Soleil in 2003, first with O, and then Iris (in Hollywood), Zarkana and Kà.

  • Life After the Spotlight

    From Performing Onstage to Performing at the Altar

    By Cate Weeks

    DeCar began singing in wedding chapels as a side job to his Folies Bergère gig. One day, a wedding coordinator asked if he’d do a celebrity impersonation for a couple, and DeCar has been wearing an Elvis jumpsuit—as well as costumes depicting Tom Jones, Alice Cooper and Dracula, among many others—ever since.

  • Life After the Spotlight

    From Aerialist to Coffee Queen

    By Cate Weeks

    Since bringing home her first paycheck at age 16, Steeley had always socked away a good portion of her earnings for a rainy day. So after being turned down over and over for a small business loan, Steeley decided it was time to make her own rain.

  • Life After the Spotlight

    From Pirate to Chiropractor

    By Cate Weeks

    Back in the early 1980s, there were essentially two career paths for Las Vegas natives: construction and hospitality. So when the opportunity to be a stuntman presented itself, Jaegar jumped at it, even though he knew the grueling career wouldn’t last.

  • Life After the Spotlight

    By Cate Weeks

    When the curtain closes on a Strip performer’s career (and it inevitably does), the transition back to the ‘real world’ can be daunting. But since exiting the stage, these six former entertainers have been enjoying unique second acts.

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