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Meat Loaf, 1981
Rise: The big fella's surprise blockbuster, 'Bat Out of Hell,' came with a prophetic play-by-play: "Holy cow, I think he's gonna make it!"
Fall: A broken leg, shredded vocal cords and general exhaustion led to a critical delay for the follow-up. Despite help from Cher, the stillborn 'Dead Ringer' couldn't keep Meat out of bankruptcy.
Stats: 'Bat Out of Hell' (1977), 14 million; 'Dead Ringer,' less than 500,000