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Stars who walked away from Hollywood

POSTED: 7:05 PM Jul 15 2014   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jul 16 2014

"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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