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come into prominence

To gain recognition or fame. That artist didn't come into prominence until long after his death.
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come into prominence

to become notable; to become renowned. She first came into prominence during the late forties, when she starred in a few movies. Wally came into prominence when he won the state championship.
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Many famous and more recognizable Canadians came into prominence in the early sound era -- Walter Pidgeon, Raymond Massey, Deanna Durbin, Jack Carson, Hume Cronyn, John Ireland, Victor Jory Alexander Knox and Gene Lockhart, to name only a few.