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9th February 1909

Carmen Miranda

Brazilian actress and singer

Carmen Miranda GCIH, OMC, born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, was a Portuguese-born Brazilian 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 making her first recordings with composer Josué de Barros in 1929. Miranda's 1930 recording of "Taí", written by Joubert de Carvalho, catapulted her to stardom in Brazil as the foremost interpreter of samba.


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  • Lived from
    1909 - 1955 (Died age 46)
  • Birthday:
    9th February 1909
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    Marco de Canaveses
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