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Carmen Miranda

1909 - 1955

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Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha (9 February 1909 – 5 August 1955), known professionally as Carmen Miranda (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaʁmẽj miˈɾɐ̃dɐ]), was a Portuguese-born Brazilian singer, dancer and actress. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell", she was known for her signature fruit hat outfit that she wore in her American films. As a young woman, she designed hats in a boutique before making her first recordings with composer Josué de Barros in 1929. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carmen Miranda has received more than 3,170,135 page views. Her biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Carmen Miranda is the 116th most popular singer, the 63rd most popular biography from Portugal and the 2nd most popular Portuguese Singer.

Carmen Miranda is most famous for her performances in the 1940s Hollywood musicals, The Gang's All Here and Down Argentine Way.

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Among singers, Carmen Miranda ranks 116 out of 3,528Before her are Roy Orbison, Renata Tebaldi, Dolly Parton, Domenico Modugno, Marvin Gaye, and Annie Lennox. After her are Harry Belafonte, Bryan Adams, Maria Malibran, Eric Burdon, Sylvie Vartan, and Peter Gabriel.

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Among people born in 1909, Carmen Miranda ranks 24Before her are Ernst Gombrich, Errol Flynn, Talal of Jordan, Benny Goodman, Elia Kazan, and Fred Perry. After her are Miep Gies, John Fante, Marinus van der Lubbe, Magda Schneider, Souphanouvong, and Virginia Apgar. Among people deceased in 1955, Carmen Miranda ranks 22Before her are Maurice Utrillo, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, Vasily Blokhin, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Oswald Avery. After her are James B. Sumner, Hermann Weyl, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, Pak Hon-yong, John Mott, and Cordell Hull.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Carmen Miranda ranks 63 out of 555Before her are Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (1434), Afonso II of Portugal (1185), Manoel de Oliveira (1908), Aníbal Cavaco Silva (1939), Diogo Cão (1440), and Jorge Sampaio (1939). After her are Catherine of Braganza (1638), José Manuel Barroso (1956), Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal (1699), Isaac Abarbanel (1437), Constance of Aragon (1179), and Peter III of Portugal (1717).

Among SINGERS In Portugal

Among singers born in Portugal, Carmen Miranda ranks 2Before her are Amália Rodrigues (1920). After her are Zeca Afonso (1929), Carlos do Carmo (1939), Mísia (1955), Dulce Pontes (1969), Simone de Oliveira (1938), Salvador Sobral (1989), Lio (1962), Paulo de Carvalho (1947), Carlos Mendes (1947), and Teresa Salgueiro (1969).