Double threats: Musicians who act

Published: Sep 30 2013 01:56:43 AM EDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

It was three decades ago that pop star Prince became movie star Prince. With "Purple Rain" celebrating its 30th anniversary July 27, join us for a look at "The Purple One" other singing stars who are double threats.

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In the 1980s, Prince was briefly a bona fide movie star thanks to "Purple Rain," even earning an Oscar for his efforts, albeit for the movie's score rather than his acting. Further attempts at Hollywood glory with "Under the Cherry Moon" and "Graffiti Bridge" fell short though. He recently returned to acting, playing himself on an episode of the sitcom "New Girl" that aired following the Super Bowl in February 2014.

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