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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 & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Fame
Fame Coco
(1980)
The Full Monty
The Full Monty Soundtrack
(1997)
The Internship
The Internship Soundtrack
(2013)

Filmography

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 1992 Hearts Are Wild (TV Series)
- Episode #1.8 (1992)
 1992 The Magic Voyage
Marilyn (English version, voice)
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Celine Bird
- Birds Gotta Fly (1991) ... Celine Bird
 1990 Caged in Paradiso
Eva
 1990 Happily Ever After
Snow White (voice)
 1988 Bustin' Loose (TV Series)
 1986 Busted Up
Simone
 1985 Certain Fury
Tracy Freeman
 1984 City Heat
Ginny Lee
 1984 Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (Video short)
Cameo appearance (uncredited)
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Myrlie Evers
- For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story (1983) ... Myrlie Evers
 1982 Killing 'em Softly
Jane
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Sissy Lovejoy
 1981 Irene (TV Movie)
Irene Cannon
 1980 Fame
Coco
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Alice Jefferson
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Bertha Palmer Haley
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... Bertha Palmer Haley
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... Bertha Palmer Haley
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Bertha Palmer Haley
 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:

Music video: Appeared in the Ray Parker Jr. video "Ghost Busters" 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 »

Trivia:

Her father Gaspar is of African American and Puerto Rican descent, and her mother Louise is of French and Cuban descent. See more »

Trademark:

Energetic, upbeat vocals See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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