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Also Known As: Maria Do Carmo Miranda Da Cunha Died: August 5, 1955
Born: February 9, 1909 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Portugal Profession: singer, comedian, actor

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 That's Entertainment! III (1994) Song Performer
2.
 Scared Stiff (1953) Carmelita Castina
3.
 Nancy Goes to Rio (1950) Marina Rodrigues
4.
 A Date with Judy (1948) Rosita Conchellas
5.
 Copacabana (1947) Carmen Novarro/Fifi
6.
 If I'm Lucky (1946) Michelle O'Toole
7.
 Doll Face (1945) Chita Chula
8.
 Something for the Boys (1944) Chiquita Hart
9.
10.
 Greenwich Village (1944) Princess Querida
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Performed in such Brazilian films as "Alo, Alo Brazil" and "Alo, Alo Carnival" in the mid-1930s
1939:
Had Broadway success in "Streets of Paris"; signed by 20th Century-Fox
1940:
Made American film debut in "Down Argentine Way"
1946:
Last film for 20th Century-Fox, "If I'm Lucky"; free-lanced thereafter
1953:
Appeared in last film, "Scared Stiff", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
1991:
Subject of the documentary "Bananas Is My Business"
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husband:
David Sebastian. Producer.

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"Brazilian Bombshell"

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