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Carmen Miranda (Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha)

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Biography

Marco de Canavezes, Portugal
Carmen Miranda was born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha on February 9, 1909, near Porto, Portugal, in the town of Marco de Canavezes. Not long after her birth her family moved to Brazil, where her father was involved in the produce business. The family settled in the then-capital city of Rio de Janeiro. After leaving school, Carmen got a job at a local store, and often began singing on the job. Before long she was discovered and got a singing job on a local radio station. She ultimately got a recording contract with RCA. Read more...

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Character: Rosita Rivas

Week-End in Havana 1941

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Character: Rosita Murphy

Springtime in the Rockies 1942

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Character: Princess Querida O'Toole

Greenwich Village 1944

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Character: Chiquita Hart

Something for the Boys 1944

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Character: Chita Chula

Doll Face 1945

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Character: Carmen Novarro / Mlle. Fifi

Copacabana 1947

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Character: Rosita Conchellas

A Date with Judy 1948

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Character: Carmelita Castinha

Scared Stiff 1953

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Character: Herself, Vocalist on Recording: 'Weekend in Havana'

Cocoon 1985

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