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 Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda

Original Name Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha
Birth
Marco de Canavezes, Marco de Canaveses Municipality, Porto, Portugal
Death 5 Aug 1955 (aged 46)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Plot Alea 5 - n.1724E-1
Memorial ID 1588 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1588
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Carmen Miranda (9 Feb 1909–5 Aug 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1588, citing Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; Maintained by Find A Grave .