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Carmen Miranda

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Miranda, published by New York Sunday News (1941)

Source: Wikipedia

Carmen Miranda, GCIH • OMC (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾmẽȷ̃ miˈɾɐ̃dɐ], 9 February 1909 – 5 August 1955) was a Portuguese Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Fact file

  • Born: Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha 9 February 1909 Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
  • Died: 5 August 1955 (aged 46) Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Heart attack
  • Resting place: São João Batista Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Other names: The Brazilian Bombshell The Chiquita Banana Girl A Pequena Notável (in Brazil)
  • Education: Convent of Saint Therese of Lisieux
  • Occupation: Singer, dancer, actress
  • Years active: 1928–1955
  • Spouse(s): David Alfred Sebastian (m. 1947–55)
  • Relatives: Aurora Miranda (sister)
  • Website: www.carmenmiranda.com.br

Read more about Carmen Miranda at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Almanac: Carmen Miranda
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-02-09 14:44:51
On February 9, 1909, the singing sensation known as the "Brazilian Bombshell," who became one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1940s, was born in Portugal

Almanac: Carmen Miranda
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2020-02-09 14:38:00
On February 9, 1909, the samba singer, dancer and star of Hollywood musicals – celebrated as the "Brazilian Bombshell" – was born. Jane Pauley reports.

Entertainment Tonigh, 2017-11-01 09:20:34
And a pineapple makes three! Chrissy Teigen and John Legend went for an adorable family-themed Halloween look on Tuesday night. The 31-year-old supermodel dressed as singer Carmen Miranda, complete with a fruit-covered headdress, crop top and frilly skirt. Legend, 38, went as the thick-eyebrowed Groucho Marx, cigar and all. Photo: ...

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