Stage 32 Glossary
fifteen minutes of fame
Fifteen minutes of family is a cliched term popularized by pop artist/painter Andy Warhol in the late 1960s, who predicted that everyone could be famous for 15 minutes and experience a moment of "crowning glory." Also known as a "one-hit wonder." Due to today's increasing demands for pseudo-celebrities or "personalities," headline-grabbers, and the widespread dissemination of information by cable TV, talk radio, and the WWW, it may be possible for everyone to "bask in the limelight" for their fifteen minutes of fame (a flash in the pan).