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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 ...


Cast (feature film)

Omar Khayyam (1957) as Karina
Omar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements - the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan's bride and foiling the assassin sect's plot to kill the sultan's son.
Secret of the Incas (1954) as Kori-Tica
An Inca legend says the Inca Empire was destroyed by the gods when a gold and jeweled starburst was stolen from the Temple of the Sun centuries ago, and the ancient civilization will spring anew when the treasure is returned. The natives want it but so does Harry Steele (Charlton Heston), an American adventurer of slightly-shady ways who wants it for personal gain, as does his adversary (Thomas Mitchell), a grizzled old man even more into skullduggery than Steele. The latter teams up with Elena Antonescu (Nicole Maurey), an Iron Curtain refugee fleeing from the MKVD. She can help him get a plane and he can help her escape Peru for the relative safety of Mexico.Is there a chance they will end up in a bickering love-hate relationship?...Is there a chance an American archaelogist, Dr. Stanley Moorehead (Robert Young), will come along as one corner of a romantic triangle?...Is there a chance that Yma Sumac (billed third on the posters and ads and special billed in the film), who can't act but can sing, will sing a few songs?...Is there a chance that these trite-sounding questions will develop into a film that is far from trite and vastly entertaining? Dang right, there is. Check it out.

Music (feature film)

King of California (2007)
At the age of sixteen, Miranda has already had to live with her share of disappointments. Abandoned by her mother, she's dropped out of school and has been supporting herself as an employee at McDonald's while her father Charlie resides in a mental institution. When Charlie is released and sent back
In-Laws, The (2003) as Song Performer ("Gopher Mambo")
When prospective fathers-in-law Steve Tobias and Jerry Peyser meet for the first time to celebrate their children's upcoming marriage, the cake hits the fan. Dr. Jerome Peyser is a mild-mannered podiatrist with a well-organized daily routine designed to eliminate all possible sources of stress. Mean
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) as Song Performer ("Gopher Mambo")
Young, energetic, and focused on a top career in the growing television industry, Chuck Barris finds himself being followed by a suspicious character who quickly lures him into a secretive and dangerous world: that of a CIA operative. While Barris gains notoriety as a dynamic television producer--cr
Death to Smoochy (2002) as Song Performer ("Melambo No 1" "Goomba Boomba")
Randolph Smiley has it all--as star of the highest rated kid's show on TV, "Rainbow Randolph" has a penthouse, a Times Square billboard, cars, boats and all the indulgence that celebrity brings. Randolph also has an alcohol problem and a penchant for taking bribes from stage parents. These under-the
Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000) as Song ("Gopher Mambo")
Set in contemporary Ireland, a thief who has pushed his luck, finds out that his life is in danger when all his enemies decide to team up against him.
Big Lebowski, The (1998) as Song Performer ("Ataypura")
A laid-back Los Angeles bowler named Jeff Lebowski, nicknamed "The Dude", is beaten up by thugs who let him know that his wife owes money to Jackie Treehorn. One problem remains; The Dude has never been married and has never heard of Jackie Treehorn. Realizing the situation is a case of mistaken ide
Aprile (1998) as Song Performer ("Bo Mambo" "Gopher")
A true account of Nanni Moretti's experiences over 2 1/2 years as chronicled in his diary. April is election time in Italy, and the film begins as Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing party comes to power, much to Moretti's disappointment. A year later, there are more elections and his wife is expecting t
Men With Guns (1997) as Song Performer ("Xtabay")
Humberto Fuentes is a wealthy Mexican doctor whose wife has recently died. Close to retirement, he decides to take a trip to see one of his proteges who is serving in the impoverished mountain villages. Once there, Fuentes finds out from a blind woman that his former student was killed by "the men w
Yma Sumac: Hollywood's Inca Princess (1992) as Music
Profile of erstwhile singing sensation and perennial camp favorite Yma Sumac.

Cast (special)

Fol-De-Rol (1972)
A program of music, song, and comedy set against the background of a medieval fair.

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