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Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress.
Both her parents were from Puerto Rico and in the early 1950's they migrated to the U.S..
She sang the theme from Fame and "Flashdance (What A Feeling)". She played Coco Hernandez in Fame and Angela in romance thriller classic Aaron Loves Angela.
She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Flashdance (What A Feeling)".
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She won both the 1983 Best Original Song Academy Award and the 1984 Grammy
Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Flashdance (What A Feeling)".
Irene Cara (born Irene T Escalera March 18, 1959 in New York City) is a singer and actress. Colbert died at her vacation home in Speightstown, Barbados and was interred there in the Parish of St. During her long and successful career, Claudette Colbert played in sixty-five films. In 1988, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV. Grenvilles and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or a Special.
In 1987, she did a television mini-series titled The Two Mrs. She acted in numerous Broadway plays for the next twenty years. After making two more Hollywood films, she went back to Broadway in 1958 doing "The Marriage Go-Round" with Charles Boyer, earning a 1959 Tony Award nomination for her work. In 1952, she returned to work in her native France where she stayed until 1955.
DeMille's Lux Radio Theater, which was one of the most popular dramatic radio shows at the time. From 1936 to 1944, she starred in numerous programs of Cecil B. Colbert's last film was Parrish in 1961. Ms.
Colbert epitomized witty sophistication when she starred in Preston Sturges' classic screwball comedy, The Palm Beach Story, oppostite Joel McCrea. In 1934 she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for It Happened One Night. Her versatility led to major parts in top motion pictures and made her one of the biggest box-office stars of her time. With her heart-shaped face, lively wide eyes, and aristocratic manner, Colbert transcended type, making her equally convincing in diverse roles.
However, talking films were taking over and that same year, Colbert appeared in her first talking film, For the Love of Mike. She made her first motion picture appearance in 1927, in a silent film shot on location in Paramount Studios in New York facilities. Hooked, she decided to pursue a career in acting. She began acting in high school plays and a few years appeared on the Broadway stage in a bit part.
Specifically around 1905, the young Claudette travelled through New York Harbour and passed through the immigration portals of Ellis Island with her family. Born Lily Claudette Chauchoin in Paris, France, her family brought her to the United States as a
The Two Mrs. Parrish. Texas Lady. The Egg and I.
Tomorrow Is Forever. Guest Wife. Since You Went Away - (Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress). Drums Along the Mohawk.
Private Worlds - (Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress). Gilded Lily. Cleopatra. So Proudly We Hail.
Midnight. The Palm Beach Story. It Happened One Night - Academy Award for Best Actress. The Sign of the Cross.
The Hole in the Wall. Three Came Home. For the Love of Mike.