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Life 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.

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