Carmen Miranda

Singer, Actor, Comedian
Vibrant singing star of the Brazilian stage and screen whose colorful performance in the Broadway musical "Streets of Paris" (1939) helped land her a film contract with Fox. "The Brazilian Bombshell," as she was called ... Read more »
Born: 02/09/1909 in Portugal

Filmography

Actor (15)

That's Entertainment! III 1994 (Movie)

Song Performer (Actor)

The Inheritors 1968 (Movie)

(Voice)

Springtime in the Rockies 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Date with Judy (Movie)

Rosita Conchellas (Actor)

Copacabana (Movie)

Carmen Novarro (Actor)

Doll Face (Movie)

Chita Chula (Actor)

Down Argentine Way (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Four Jills in a Jeep (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Greenwich Village (Movie)

Princess Querida (Actor)

Nancy Goes to Rio (Movie)

Marina Rodriguez (Actor)

Scared Stiff (Movie)

Carmelita Castina (Actor)

Something for the Boys (Movie)

Chiquita Hart (Actor)

That Night in Rio (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

The Gang's All Here (Movie)

Dorita (Actor)

Weekend in Havana (Movie)

Rosita Rivas (Actor)
Music (1)

Routes of Rhythm With Harry Belafonte (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

Vibrant singing star of the Brazilian stage and screen whose colorful performance in the Broadway musical "Streets of Paris" (1939) helped land her a film contract with Fox. "The Brazilian Bombshell," as she was called, enlivened a number of Hollywood musicals from the early 1940s, often appearing in outlandish outfits and her trademark fruit-laden headgear. She died abruptly of a heart attack after performing a taxing number on live TV in 1955.

Relationships

David Sebastian

Husband

Milestones

1991

Subject of the documentary "Bananas Is My Business"

1953

Appeared in last film, "Scared Stiff", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis

1946

Last film for 20th Century-Fox, "If I'm Lucky"; free-lanced thereafter

1940

Made American film debut in "Down Argentine Way"

1939

Had Broadway success in "Streets of Paris"; signed by 20th Century-Fox

Performed in such Brazilian films as "Alo, Alo Brazil" and "Alo, Alo Carnival" in the mid-1930s

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