- Name: Carmen Miranda
- Born: 02/09/1909
- Died: 08/05/1955 (46 years old)
- Occupation: Singer, dancer, actress
Carmen Miranda (Portuguese pronunciation:[ˈkaɾmẽȷ̃ miˈɾɐ̃dɐ]; born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha; 9 February 1909– 5 August 1955) 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 (Pra Você Gostar de Mim)”, written by Joubert de Carvalho, catapulted her to stardom in Brazil as the foremost interpreter of samba.
Birth Name: Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha
Alias: Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha
Birth Place: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Carmen Miranda quotes :
I've chosen my wedding ring large and heavy to continue forever. But exactly because of that all the time that Dave and I have an argument I feel it like handcuffs, and on anger time I throw it in a basket. Poor Dave, he bought me three wedding rings already!Carmen Miranda