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Carmen Miranda (I) (1909–1955)


Carmen Miranda was born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha on February 9, 1909, near Porto, Portugal, in the town of Marco de Canavezes. Not long after her birth her family moved to Brazil, where her father was involved in the produce business. The family settled in the then-capital city of Rio de Janeiro. After leaving school, Carmen got a job at a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Radio Days
Radio Days Soundtrack
(1987)
Scared Stiff
Scared Stiff Carmelita Castinha
(1953)
Something for the Boys
Something for the Boys Chiquita Hart
(1944)

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 2015 My First Apartamento: Zoe Bedeaux (Documentary short) (performer: "Adeus Batucada")
 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Prisoner's Dilemma (2014) ... (performer: "Chica Chica Boom Chic" - uncredited)
 2011 Land Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Home to Roost (2011) ... (performer: "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)" - uncredited)
 2009 Dzi Croquettes (Documentary) (performer: "Ela Diz Que Tem")
 2009 Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (Video documentary) (performer: "Chico Chico", "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)" - uncredited)
 2008 Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (Video) (performer: "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)")
 2006 The Lives of the Saints (performer: "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)")
 2005 Eu Me Lembro (performer: "Disseram que Voltei Americanizada")
 2001 Russian Doll (performer: "Wedding Samba")
 1997 Il male di questo secolo (Short) (performer: "I like It Very Much")
 1997 Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "South American Way" (uncredited), "Chica Chica Boom Chic" (uncredited), "The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat" (uncredited), "Mamãe Eu Quero", "True to the Navy")
 1995 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business (Documentary) (performer: "Aquarela do Brasil", "The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat", "Chica Chica Boom Chic", "A Week-End in Havana", "South American Way")
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary) (performer: "Baião (Ca-Room' Pa Pa)" - uncredited)
 1987 Radio Days (performer: "South American Way" (1939))
 1983 Sem Sombra de Pecado ("ALO, ALO")
 1973 Class of '44 (performer: "South American Way")
 1970 Myra Breckinridge (performer: "Chica Chica Boom Chic" - uncredited)
 1968 The Prisoner (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fall Out (1968) ... (performer: "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)" - uncredited)
 1959 Beloved Infidel (performer: "Boa Noite (Good-Night)" - uncredited)
 1953 Scared Stiff (performer: "Bongo Bingo", "Enchiladas")
 1951 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Be a Pal (1951) ... (performer: "Mama Yo Quiero")
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio (performer: "Yipsee-I-O", "Baião (Ca-Room' Pa Pa)" - uncredited)
 1948 A Date with Judy (performer: "Cooking With Gas", "Cuanto La Gusta", "Its a Most Unusual Day" (Reprise #2 - Finale))
 1947 Copacabana (performer: "Tico Tico No Fubá", "Je Vous Aime", "He Hasn't Got a Thing to Sell", "To Make a Hit with Fifi", "Let's Do the Copacabana" - uncredited)
 1946 If I'm Lucky (performer: "Follow the Band", "Bet Your Bottom Dollar", "Botocudo" - uncredited)
 1945 Doll Face (performer: "Chico Chico" - uncredited)
 1944 Something for the Boys (performer: "WOULDN'T IT BE NICE?", "BATUCA NEGA", "SAMBA-BOOGIE")
 1944 Greenwich Village (performer: "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (uncredited), "I Like to Be Loved by You" (uncredited), "Give Me a Band and a Bandana")
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (performer: "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)", "Mamãe Eu Quero" - uncredited)
 1943 The Gang's All Here (performer: "Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)", "You Discover You're in New York", "The Lady in the Tutti Frutti Hat", "Paducah" - uncredited)
 1942 Springtime in the Rockies (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "O 'Tic-Tac' do Meu Coração", "Pan American Jubilee")
 1941 Week-End in Havana (performer: "A Week-End in Havana", "Rebola a Bola (Embolada)", "When I Love, I Love", "The Ñango (Nyango)" - uncredited)
 1941 That Night in Rio (performer: "Chica Chica Boom Chic", "Cai Cai", "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)", "Boa Noite (Good-Night)" - uncredited)
 1940 Down Argentine Way (performer: "Bambu Bambu", "Mamãe Yo Quero" (1940), "South American Way" (1939) - uncredited)
 1940 Laranja-da-China (performer: "O Que é Que a Baiana Tem?")
 1939 Banana-da-Terra (performer: "O Que é Que a Baiana Tem?", "Pirulito")
 1936 Alô Alô Carnaval (performer: "Cantores do Rádio", "Querido Adão")
 1935 Estudantes (performer: "Sonho de Papel", "E Bateu-se a Chapa")
 1935 Alô, Alô, Brasil (performer: "Primavera no Rio")
 1933 A Voz do Carnaval (performer: "Moleque Indigesto", "Good-Bye")
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Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Her contract with 20th Century Fox specified that there would be no cutting away from her to reaction shots and/or dialog from other players while her musical numbers were in progress. See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

The Brazilian Bombshell See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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