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Yma Sumac

Yma Sumac


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Also Known As: Died: November 1, 2008
Born: September 13, 1922 Cause of Death: colon cancer
Birth Place: Cajamarca, PE Profession: Music ...


Yma Sumac made incredible contributions to a variety of big screen productions through her amazing knack for music. Sumac began her acting career in action flicks like "Secret of the Incas" (1954) starring Charlton Heston and "Omar Khayyam" (1957) with Cornel Wilde and Michael Rennie. She had an early role on the television special "Fol-De-Rol" (1971-72). Known primarily for her acting, Sumac contributed music to the documentary "Yma Sumac: Hollywood's Inca Princess" (1992) with Sabine Kastius. In the nineties and the early 2000s, Sumac devoted her time to various credits, such as "Aprile" (1998) starring Nanni Moretti, "Men With Guns" with Federico Luppi (1998), "The Big Lebowski" (1998) and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002) starring Drew Barrymore. Sumac continued to exercise her talent in the early 2000s, taking on a mix of projects like "Death to Smoochy" with Robin Williams (2002), "The In-Laws" (2003) and "King of California" (2007) starring Michael Douglas. Sumac also provided music for "Ordinary Decent Criminal." Yma Sumac passed away in November 2008 at the age of 86.

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