I can't believe Starmaker was a cover! It sounds tailormade for that scene in Fame. Glad it found it's rightful home in the end.
I didn't know that, what happened to her? (put it in spoilers if need be as I had never heard that before).The showrunners have saidthey truly regret killing off Peeple's character. I remember I wasn't really watching the show by '86/87 but was surprised when she was killed off. These were the days when it was a major, MAJOR thing when a leading character was killed off. Now it seems more common, weirdly enough.
Peeples did have a brief career as a pop singer. Trouble and Street of Dreams were top 40 hits. And "You Don't Have to Ask Me Twice" from the Sing soundtrack is a bop.