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First Name
Carmen

Last Name
Miranda

Birthday
1909-02-09

Height
60

Build
Slim

Eye Color
OTHER

Hair Color
Black

Birthplace
Marco de Canavezes, Portugal

Zodiac Sign
Aquarius

Died
1955-08-05

Place of Death
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California USA

Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Ethnicity
White

Religion
Roman Catholic

Claim to Fame
The Brazilian Bombshell

Nationality
Brazilian

Gender
Female

Music Genre
Vocal

Music Style
Comedy, Jazz, International, Samba, Traditional Pop, Music Comedy, Comedy/Spoken, Brazilian Traditions, Latin, Latin Big Band, Brazilian Pop

Music Mood
Stylish, Playful, Lively, Summery, Elegant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sensual, Romantic, Light, Organic, Laid-Back/Mellow, Refined/Mannered, Gentle, Intimate

Instrument
Vocals

Film Role
Soundtrack, Actor/Actress

Has Detailed Data (New)
1

Profile Bio Text
Carmen Miranda was born Maria do Carmo Miranda Da Cunha on February 9, 1909 near Porto, Portugal in the town of Marco de Canavezes. Not long after her birth, Carmen`s family moved to Brazil where her father was involved in the produce business. The family settled in the then-capital city of Rio de Janeiro. After leaving school, Carmen got a job at a local store where she spent time singing on the job. Before long, she was discovered and began singing on a local radio station. Ultimately, Carmen wound up with a recording contract with RCA. By 1928, she was a genuine superstar in Brazil. As with other popular singers of the era, Carmen eventually made her way into the film world. She made her debut in the Brazilian documentary A Voz Do Carnaval. Two years later Carmen appeared in her first feature film entitled Alo, Alo Brasil. But it was Estudantes that seemed to solidify Carmen in the minds of the movie going public. Now they realized she could act as well as she could sing. Although there was three years between Alo, Alo Carnaval (1936) and Banana Da Terra (1939), Carmen continued to churn out musical hits in Brazil. The latter film would be her last in her home country. Later in `39, Carmen arrived to much fanfare with the press in New York City. She was now ready to capture American`s hearts with her talent. She appeared in some musical revues on Broadway and, just as everyone thought, was a huge hit. In 1940, Carmen was signed to appear in the Twentieth Century-Fox production of Down Argentine Way with Betty Grable and Don Ameche. The only complaint that the critics had was the fact that Carmen was not on the screen enough. In 1941, she was, again, teamed with Ameche and also Alice Faye in That Night In Rio. Once again, this movie was extremely popular with the theater patrons. Her unique songs went a long way in making her popular. It was after the film Weekend In Havana (1941), that American cartoon artists began to cash in on Carmen`s ever growing popularity. In the 1930s and 1940s, cartoons were sometimes shown as a prelude to whatever feature film was showing. Sure enough, the cartoon version of Carmen came wriggling across the screen, complete with her trademark fruit hat and wide, toothy grin. In 1942, Carmen starred in Springtime In The Rockies with Betty Grable and Cesar Romero, both with whom she had worked with before. It was shortly after this that America began adopting her style of dress as the latest fad. 1944 saw her in three films, such as Something for the Boys, Four Jills In A Jeep, and Greenwich Village. The first two did well at the box-office, but the last one left a lot to be desired. It was her last busy year in film. Carmen made one film each in 1945, `46, `47 and `48. Two years without a film and Carmen was back in Nancy Goes To Rio in 1950, a production for MGM. Once again she went into a drought only to return in 1953 in Scared Stiff. She did stay busy, singing on the nightclub circuit and appearing on the relatively new medium of television. However, Scared Stiff was her final performance on the silver screen. On August 4, 1955, Carmen suffered a heart attack, although she didn`t realize it at the time, while taping a segment for the Jimmy Durante Show. She went home after attending a party (she neither drank or smoked). Early the following morning, on August 5, Carmen suffered a fatal heart attack. She was just 46 years old. Her body was flown to her adopted country of Brazil where her death was declared a period of national mourning.

Full Name at Birth
Maria do Carmo Miranda Da Cunha

Distinctive Feature
Costume featuring a hat decorated with fruit

Weight
107

Father
José Maria Pinto da Cunha

Mother
Maria Emília Miranda da Cunha

Brother
Mario da Cunha, Oscar da Cunha

Sister
Olinda da Cunha, Cecília da Cunha, Aurora Miranda

Friend
Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Beatriz Costa

Film Role
Set Decorator

Age
46

Film Role
Other Crew

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1

Wikipedia Text

Carmen Miranda GCIH, OMC born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha (February 9, 1909 – August 5, 1955), was a Portuguese samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell", Miranda is noted for her signature fruit hat outfit she wore in her American films. As a young woman, she designed hats in a boutique before recording her first album with composer Josué de Barros in 1929. Miranda's 1930 recording of "Taí" ("Pra Você Gostar de Mim"), written by Joubert de Carvalho, catapulted her to stardom in Brazil as the foremost interpreter of samba.


Film Role
Miscellaneous Crew

Occupation Text
Singer, dancer, actress

Year(s) Active
1935–1955

Official Websites
www.carmenmiranda.com.br

Instrument (text)
Vocals, Voice

Music Genre (Text)
Latin, Pop, Folk World & Country, Non-Music

Record Label
Decca, Odeon, Brunswick, Parlophone

Associated Acts
Bando Da Lua, Sylvio Caldas, Dorival Caymmi, Aurora Miranda, Nuno Roland, The Andrews Sisters, Phil Baker, Alice Faye, Benny Goodman, Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, Ary Barroso, Conjunto Regional De Pixinguinha, Luperce Miranda, Conjunto Regional Luperce Miranda, Luiz Barbosa, John Payne, Cesar Romero, Don Ameche, Benedito Lacerda E Seu Conjunto, Almirante, Barbosa Júnior, Luis Barbosa, Fernando Alvarez

Music Genre (Text)
Stage & Screen, Jazz

Associated Acts
Jimmy Durante, Xavier Cugat

Wiki Bio Text
==Spouses / Lovers (real and rumoured)== David Sebastian (husband) Don Ameche (Infatuation) John Payne (Infatuation...who could blame her?) John Wayne Arturo de Cordova (Mexican actor) Mário Cunha Assis Valente Mário Reis Ary Barroso César Ladeira Carlos Alberto Rocha Farias Getúlio Vargas (President) Aloysio de Oliveira ==Carmen Miranda== (February 9, 1909 – August 5, 1955) was a Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress, and film star who was popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. ==Carmen Miranda== Singer - ===Born=== 9 February 1909 Marco de Canavezes, Portugal ===Died=== 5 August 1955 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA (heart attack) ===Birth Name=== Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha ===Nicknames=== The Brazilian Bombshell, A Pequena Notável Height 5' (1.52 m) ===Mini Bio (2)=== Carmen Miranda was born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha on February 9, 1909, near Porto, Portugal, in the town of Marco de Canavezes. Not long after her birth her family moved to Brazil, where her father was involved in the produce business. The family settled in the then-capital city of Rio de Janeiro. After leaving school, Carmen got a job at a local store, and often began singing on the job. Before long she was discovered and got a singing job on a local radio station. She ultimately got a recording contract with RCA. By 1928 she was a genuine superstar in Brazil. As with other popular singers of the era, she eventually made her way into the film world. She made her debut in the Brazilian documentary A Voz do Carnaval (1933). Two years later she appeared in her first feature film, Alô, Alô, Brasil (1935). However. it was Estudantes (1935) that seemed to solidify Carmen in the minds of the Brazilian movie audiences. Now they realized she could act as well as sing. Although there was three years between "Alo, Alo Carnaval" and Banana-da-Terra (1939), Carmen continued to churn out musical hits in Brazil. The latter film would be the last in her home country. In late 1939 Carmen arrived, with much fanfare in the press, in New York City. She was now ready to capture Americans' hearts with her talent. She appeared in some musical revues on Broadway and, just as everyone thought, was a huge hit. In 1940 Carmen was signed to appear in the Twentieth Century-Fox production Down Argentine Way (1940), with Betty Grable and Don Ameche. The only complaint that critics had was the fact that Carmen was not on the screen enough. In 1941 she was, again, teamed with Ameche in addition to Alice Faye in That Night in Rio (1941). The film was extremely popular with the theater patrons. Her unique songs went a long way in making her popular. It was after Week-End in Havana (1941) that American cartoon artists began to cash in on Carmen's ever-growing popularity. In the 1930s and 1940s cartoons were sometimes shown as a prelude to whatever feature film was showing. Sure enough, the cartoon version of Carmen came wriggling across the screen, complete with her trademark fruit hat and wide, toothy grin. In 1942 Carmen starred in Springtime in the Rockies (1942) with Betty Grable and Cesar Romero, both of whom she had worked with before. It was shortly after this that America began adopting her style of dress as the latest fad. 1944 saw her in three films: Something for the Boys (1944), Four Jills in a Jeep (1944) and Greenwich Village (1944). The first two did well at the box-office, but the last one left a lot to be desired. It was her last busy year in film. Carmen made one film each in 1945, '46, '47 and '48. After that she didn't make a film for two years, until Nancy Goes to Rio (1950), a production for MGM. Once again didn't make a film for several years, returning with Scared Stiff (1953). She did stay busy, singing on the nightclub circuit and appearing on the relatively new medium of television. However, "Scared Stiff" was her final performance on the silver screen. On August 4, 1955, she suffered a heart attack, although she didn't realize it at the time, during a video taping of The Jimmy Durante Show (1954). She went home after attending a party. Early the next morning, on August 5, Carmen suffered a fatal heart attack. She was just 46 years old. Her body was flown to her adopted country of Brazil, where her death was declared a period of national mourning. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Denny Jackson ===Carmen Miranda=== was a young hatmaker before she was invited to display her singing talents at a music academy. That attempt proved successful and she went on to become a popular singer in clubs and on radio in Brazil. It was during this time that she developed the costume with the distinctive fruit hat from the traditional headdress seen on black women fruit sellers. In the mid-thirties, a theatrical producer named Lee Shubert saw her act in Brazil and offered her a spot on his new Broadway show. Knowing the need for a real Brazilian band to keep the appropriate music true, she insisted that her backup band be included in the deal. With the help of the Brazilian government who saw the good national image opportunity in Carmen, her demand was met. She proved to be a hit on Broadway, though her image was that of a foreign bimbo because she didn't know english. She later made films, but by then much of Brazil thought she became too "Americanized". When the US entered World War II, South America became the subject of American diplomatic attention, because it was an alternative source for raw materials that previously came from Europe. Carmen was the showpiece of Hollywood's contribution to this attitude of trans-Continental chumminess. Unfortunately, in doing so, Carmen became trapped in the image of the fruit dancer that every producer insisted on having. Even her attempt at a break-out role in Copacanba had to have her doing the same dance act for part of the film. It proved to be a disaster in many ways since it failed and she married the producer of the film, David Sebastian. He proved to be an abusive and opportunistic brute who made Carmen's life hell. Yet Carmen was a good Catholic and never considered a divorce. Instead she kept up a grueling schedule of shows, taking uppers and downers to remain functional, even when they began to damage her health. Eventually she collapsed and her doctor ordered her to go back to Brazil. She recovered and returned to America to resume the grind until she died of a heart attack hours after her final appearance on the Jimmy Durante Show. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Kenneth Chisholm ===Spouse (1)=== Dave Sebastian (17 March 1947 - 5 August 1955) (her death) ===Trade Mark (5)=== *1. Was best known for her musical numbers where she wore a costume featuring a hat decorated with fruit. 2. Brazilian accent ***3. High cheek bones ****4. Enthusiastic personality *****5. Tall platform sandals ===Trivia (14)===

Year(s) Active
1928–1955

Official Websites

Music Genre (Text)
Samba

Record Label
Rca, Brunswick Records, EMI-Odeon, Decca Records, Polygram

Couple Profile Source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Miranda, www.imdb.com/name/nm0000544/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

Distinctive Feature
Eyes: Hazel (reported by Alice Faye as one being brownish green, the other yellowish-green)

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