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 Carmen Miranda

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Carmen Miranda Famous memorial

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, Município de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Plot
Alea 5 - n.1724E-1
Memorial ID
1588 View Source

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. Signing a multi-film contract with 20th Century-Fox, 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.

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. Signing a multi-film contract with 20th Century-Fox, 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.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1588
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1588/carmen-miranda: accessed ), memorial page for Carmen Miranda (9 Feb 1909–5 Aug 1955), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1588, citing Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Município de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Maintained by Find a Grave.