Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Mirandas in:
 • Cemitério São João Batista
 • Botafogo
 • Rio de Janeiro
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Carmen Miranda
Original name: Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha
Birth: Feb. 9, 1909
Marco de Canavezes
Porto, Portugal
Death: Aug. 5, 1955
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Renowned Actress, Dancer, and Singer. Born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal, her family moved to Brazil when she was still a toddler. She was singing at her hatmaking job as a teenager when she was discovered by a local promoter. She began singing on local radio and secured a recording contract with RCA, soon becoming a major Brazillian star. Miranda made her United States debut in 1939, singing and dancing in several well-received Broadway revues and nightclub performances. Her first film, "Down Argentine Way," was released in 1940 to good notices, and would be followed with such films as "Weekend in Havana," "Springtime in the Rockies," "Something for the Boys," "Four Jills in a Jeep," "Copacabana," and "Scared Stiff." She would also make regular television appearances and live appearances, almost always in her often-copied fruit hat and distinctive dress. She died of a heart attack after performing a dance number on a Jimmy Durante TV show. (bio by: Stuthehistoryguy) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
Cemitério São João Batista
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1588
Carmen Miranda
Added by: Marcio
Carmen Miranda
Added by: Ron Moody
Carmen Miranda
Added by: Ana Julia P. Pacheco
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Lovely wishes for a lovely lady.
- PJH / Angelbird
 Added: Feb. 19, 2017
Happy Heavenly Birthday to a wonderful dancer and actress. RIP dear Carmen...always...
- Rosie
 Added: Feb. 11, 2017
Happy Heavenly Birthday!
- Joy
 Added: Feb. 10, 2017
There are 954 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.6 after 284 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service