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Was she a dancer? Was she a singer?
No one knows they just remember the fruit.
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Carmen Miranda (born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha; 9 February 1909—5 August 1955) was a Portuguese-Brazilian singer, dancer, and actress.

Miranda, a native Portuguese, came to Brazil in 1910 and became a popular radio star there in the 1920's. She entered film in the 1930's and entered the Hollywood scene in the 1940's with Down Argentine Way. She was at least partially responsible for popularizing samba and platform shoes in the United States and by 1945 was the highest paid woman in Hollywood.

Despite her lively, fun, and vibrant image, her personal life was a great deal more tempestuous. An unhappy marriage and an addiction to alcohol and barbiturates would ultimately contribute to her premature death in 1955 of pre-eclampsia.


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Filmography:

  • A Voz do Carnaval (1933)
  • Alô, Alô, Brasil (1935)
  • Estudantes (1935)
  • Hello, Hello, Carnival! (1936)
  • Banana da Terra (1939)
  • Laranja-da-China (1940)
  • Down Argentine Way (1940)
  • That Night in Rio (1941)
  • Week-End in Havana (1941)
  • Meet the Stars #5: Hollywood Meets the Navy (1941)
  • Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
  • The Gang's All Here (1943)
  • Greenwich Village (1944)
  • Something for the Boys (1944)
  • Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
  • The All-Star Bond Rally (1945)
  • Doll Face (1945)
  • If I'm Lucky (1946)
  • Copacabana (1947)
  • "Slick Hare" (1947)
  • A Date with Judy (1948)
  • The Ed Wynn Show (1949)
  • Texaco Star Theater (1949-1952)
  • Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)
  • Don McNeill's TV Club (1951)
  • What's My Line? (1951)
  • The Colgate Comedy Hour (1951-1952)
  • All-Star Revue (1951-1953)
  • Scared Stiff (1953)
  • Toast of the Town (1953)
  • The Jimmy Durante Show (1955)


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