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Irene Cara


Ms. Cara is one of a select group of talented performers who have successfully made the transition from Theater to Television, then to Records, and then to Feature films. She is a veteran artist whose career began in childhood and has span over two decades. Honored by the entertainment industry, she received an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards, a ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1992 The Magic Voyage
Marilyn (English version, voice)
 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1992)
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Celine Bird
- Birds Gotta Fly (1991) ... Celine Bird
 1990 Caged in Paradiso
Eva
 1988 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
 1986 Busted Up
Simone
 1985 Certain Fury
Tracy
 1984 City Heat
Ginny Lee
 1982 Killing 'em Softly
Jane
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Sissy Lovejoy
 1980 Fame
Coco
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Alice Jefferson
 1977 What's Happening!! (TV Series)
Maria
- Rerun Gets Married (1977) ... Maria
 1976 Apple Pie
Dancer
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Amy
- A Hair-Trigger Away (1976) ... Amy
 1976 Sparkle
Sparkle
 1975 Aaron Loves Angela
Angela
 1971-1972 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 130 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 129 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 128 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 127 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
- 126 (1972) ... Iris - Member of the Short Circus
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Daisy Allen (1970-1971)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Via Galactica". Musical. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »


Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I love taxis. Cabbies are the best therapists, good listeners, good talkers, working-class people i hope never to lose contact with. See more »

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Grammy Awards: Nomination - Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female See more »

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Pisces

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