Stars who walked away from Hollywood

Published: Jul 15 2014 07:05:50 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

"Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Gremlins" star Phoebe Cates, who celebrates her 51st birthday July 16, is just one of several stars who walked away from Hollywood early.

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Phoebe Cates was a major star in the 1980s, appearing in movies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Gremlins," "Private School" and "Bright Lights, Big City."

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