American singer and actress Irene Cara has died at her home in Florida at the age of 63. Kara achieved major successes in the 1980s with song titles for musical films fame And the jig. in fame She also played one of the main roles.
The cause of death of the singer and actress was not announced. Her agent, who announced her death on behalf of the family, said Cara was still working on “amazing projects that would have made her and her fans incredibly happy.” According to the agent, the artist’s legacy will continue forever through her music and films.
Cara grew up in New York in the Bronx borough, the daughter of a Puerto Rican father and a Cuban-American mother. She performed on television shows at a young age, in which she sang in Spanish, among other things. In the 1970s, she had roles in several plays and musicals.
Her major international breakthrough came in 1980, when she took on the role of Coco Hernandez in the popular musical fame. The American also provided the soundtrack of the same name, which quickly entered the top five in the US. Cara won an Academy Award with the song, among other things.
The song was also later used as the title song for the TV series famethat was broadcast worldwide in the 1980s. In the Netherlands, the soundtrack went to No. 1 in early 1983.
title song fameSung by Irene Cara:
After, after fame Kara scored with Flash dance… what a feeling Big second hit. The song was the soundtrack to the movie jig From 1983. She also won an Oscar with this song. In 1984, she also received a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
After successes fame And the jig Kara has released several albums with minor hits, but none have come close to her previous successes. In recent years, she has led a relatively secluded life in Florida.
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