Carmen Miranda, GCIH OMC (February 9, 1909 – August 5, 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", Carmen Miranda is noted for her signature fruit hat outfit she wore in her American films. As a young woman, Miranda worked in a boutique designing hats before ultimately recording her first album with composer Josué de Barros in 1929. Yet it was her 1930 recording of the song Taí (Pra Você Gostar de Mim), written by Joubert de Carvalho that catapulted her to national stardom and cemented her status as the premiere interpreter of the increasingly popular samba genre. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Born Name:||Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha|
|Born:||Feb 09, 1909 in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal|
|Died:||Aug 05, 1955|