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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.
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Had Broadway success in "Streets of Paris"; signed by 20th Century-Fox
Made American film debut in "Down Argentine Way"
Last film for 20th Century-Fox, "If I'm Lucky"; free-lanced thereafter
Appeared in last film, "Scared Stiff", starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
Subject of the documentary "Bananas Is My Business"