No one really expected much of Raven-Symone when she was the adorable stepdaughter of Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” and as Eddie Murphy’s daughter in Dr. Doolittle. Although she stumbled in her attempts in the music industry, it ironically became the basis for adult superstardom.

Raven soared into the kind of Hollywood sensation she had aspired to in music during her four-year stint with Disney’s “That’s So Raven,” and eventually the Disney film Cheetah Girls, both shows featuring a woman’s attempts to become a pop music sensation. Talk about turning your trials into triumphs. 

Terry Shropshire

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