Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Carmen Miranda 1909 2009

Carmen Miranda nace un nueve de febrero del 1909

aria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha GCIH, better known by the stage name Carmen Miranda (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾme͂j miˈɾɐ͂dɐ]; February 9, 1909 – August 5, 1955) was a Portuguese-born[1] Brazilian samba singer and actress most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Her family moved to Brazil shortly after her birth. Famous for promoting Brazil in her role as an entertainer, Miranda was a Broadway star, one of the highest-paid artists in Hollywood, and by some accounts the highest-earning woman in the United States. She achieved stardom in motion pictures, cast in musical roles and often wearing a hat topped with tropical fruit, most notably in The Gang's All Here, which has become her iconic visual identity. She is considered the precursor of Brazil's tropicalismo.

Feliz Centenario !!!

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