Carmen Miranda

1909 - 1955

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Carmen Miranda, (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈkaɾmẽȷ̃ miˈɾɐ̃dɐ]; born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, 9 February 1909 – 5 August 1955) was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, dancer, Broadway actress and film star who was active from the late 1920s onwards. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell", Miranda 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 2,434,876 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Carmen Miranda is the 116th most popular singer (down from 106th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Portugal (down from 60th in 2019) 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 3,541Before her are Gloria Gaynor, Georges Moustaki, Teresa Teng, Enya, Paul Anka, and Anna Netrebko. After her are Eros Ramazzotti, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Marie Fredriksson, Sylvie Vartan, Gloria Estefan, and Feodor Chaliapin.

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Among people born in 1909, Carmen Miranda ranks 23Before her are Mohammed V of Morocco, Ernst Gombrich, Victor Borge, Mohammed Daoud Khan, Talal of Jordan, and Nicholas Winton. After her are John Fante, Fred Perry, Marinus van der Lubbe, Magda Schneider, Souphanouvong, and Miep Gies. Among people deceased in 1955, Carmen Miranda ranks 20Before her are Alberto Ascari, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Claudel, George Enescu, Calouste Gulbenkian, and Rodolfo Graziani. After her are Hermann Weyl, Vasily Blokhin, Pak Hon-yong, Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria, James B. Sumner, and Alfred Radcliffe-Brown.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Carmen Miranda ranks 63 out of 479Before her are John of God (1495), Uriel da Costa (1585), Diogo Cão (1440), Marcelo Caetano (1906), Peter II of Portugal (1648), and Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress (1434). After her are Barbara of Portugal (1711), Afonso VI of Portugal (1643), Constance of Aragon (1179), Isabella of Portugal, Duchess of Burgundy (1397), Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal (1699), and Catherine of Braganza (1638).

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), Paulo de Carvalho (1947), Lio (1962), Carlos Mendes (1947), and Teresa Salgueiro (1969).