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Irene Cara, “Fame” and “Flashdance” singer and actress, has died

Erin dear, alias Irene Cara Escalera, died at the age of 63. Singer and actress, she became famous in the 1980s for her hit songs hunger and in 1984, as author and translator of the piece Flashdance… what a feelingThanks to him, he won the Oscar for Best Song. She died at her home in Florida but the cause of death was not revealed.

The announcement was made on the artist’s profile by her agent, Judith A. Moss, who said: “It is with great sadness that I announce on behalf of her family the death of Irene Cara. Irene’s family has asked for privacy while the grief is being processed. She was a wonderfully talented soul, whose legacy will live on forever through her music and films.” He adds, “I can’t believe I have to write this, let alone the news. Please share your thoughts and memories of Erin with us. I’m going to read every single one of them and know she’ll be smiling from heaven. She’s loved by the fans.”

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She was born in New York, in the Bronx, on March 18, 1959, and claimed to boast African, Cuban, and Puerto Rican ancestry, and from an early age began singing on Spanish-language television programs. She was also among the five finalists for Little Miss America. He was only twenty years old when in 1979 he made his first appearance in the cast of the TV series Roots – new generationsConceived and produced Marlon Brandobut it’s in the 1980’s thanks to the movie Fame – they will be famous From Alan Parker Who became famous all over the world: her character is an aspiring dancer and singer Coco Hernandez Who sings in the movie hunger And the out of here on my own (The song was later also successful Nika Costa), and set an Oscar record: for the first time two songs from the same film (only hunger On the statuette) of the same category and engraved by the same artist for the first time a woman. In addition, Irene Cara sang both tracks and was one of the few artists to perform more than one song at the award ceremony. He also recorded the soundtrack for the movie Hot Lunch Jam. The massive success of the film and song also earned her a Grammy Award nomination in 1980 for Best New Female Singer and Best New Female Pop Artist.

In 1983, Irene Cara reached the pinnacle of her musical career with the song Flashdance… what a feelingWritten in collaboration with George MoroderThe main theme of the movie jig From Adrian Lynnwho fired the protagonist Jennifer Beals, twenty years old at the time. The film and song became an international hit, and also won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1984: Irene Cara was the first Hispanic singer to be awarded as a composer.

Irene Kara’s career subsequently did not know any other peaks. When They will be famous becoming a TV series, Irene Cara does not agree to continue playing Coco Hernandez, preferring to create a semi-autobiographical comedy series focusing on her character titled Erin. The series, while receiving critical acclaim, was suppressed due to the low ratings it received.

In 1984 he released the single break dance, which marked his last entry in the American top ten at number eight. Later he starred in some comedies that had little success like“Please… don’t save my life anymore And the 1 p.m.: After the massacre, the huntAnd in 1987 he released his fifth and final album, charismaticWhich, however, did not bring the desired success. Between the end of the eighties and the beginning of the nineties, she continued to act in cinema, theater and television, and also gave herself to dubbing, but now she is far from the success she achieved in the early years of her career.

In the mid-1990s he recorded singles for “eurodance”, including remakes of two Italian songs but with different lyrics: you need mewrappers I hear you affiliate Mattia Bazaar And the all my heartwrappers Movin’ on affiliate Twentieth century. In the 2000s, she focused on her live activity, both as a solo artist and with her group Hot caramel with which she returned to record the 2011 album titled Irene Cara presents Hot Caramel With whom she performed until 2016. She also participated in two musical reality shows: the first in 2005 Hit me baby again for NBC, and in 2008 on the Country gone. Irene Cara was married to stuntman and director from 1986 to 1991 Conrad Palmisano.

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