Sunday, December 04, 2005

The Lady In The Tutti-Frutti Hat

2005 marked the 50th anniversary of the untimely death of Carmen Miranda at age 44. The energetic and vivacious singer/dancer/actress was a huge star in the late 30's through the early 50's in her native Brazil and internationally. Seen mostly as a camp icon today, she was well respected in her time and was one of the highest paid performers during WWII.

These recordings show how talented she really was. Read more about her here. Buy her recordings and movies here.

Touradas em Madrid (1940)

Mamãe Eu Quero (1940)

Diz Que Tem… (1941)


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