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Carmen Amaya (1913–1963)

Carmen Amaya, one of Spain's most revered flamenco dancers and singers, made her flamenco debut in 1919--at the age of 6! She took Spain by storm, and the next year had a triumphant engagement in Paris. In 1941 she performed in the US, at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, to great acclaim, and was invited to perform at the White House by President ... See full bio »

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Known For

Los tarantos
Los tarantos Angustias
(1963)
María de la O
María de la O María de la O
(1939)
Knickerbocker Holiday
Knickerbocker Holiday Gypsy Dancer
(1944)
Follow the Boys
Follow the Boys Carmen Amaya and Her Company
(1944)

Filmography

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 1963 Los tarantos
Angustias
 1945 Los amores de un torero
Carmen
 1944 Follow the Boys
Carmen Amaya and Her Company (as Carmen Amaya and Her Company)
 1944 Knickerbocker Holiday
Gypsy Dancer
 1942 Panama Hattie
Dancer in "Good Neighbors" Number (uncredited)
 1939 María de la O
María de la O
 1936 Don Viudo de Rodríguez (Short)
 1935 Juan Simon's Daughter
Soledad
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Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as Herself) in / choreographed (w/Goyo Reyes) "Carmen Amaya and Her Company" on Broadway. Dance (special production). Company Manager: Helen Richards. Stage Managers: George Mully and J.M. Lopez Jordan. Broadway Theatre: 22 Nov 1955-11 Dec 1955 (18 performances). Cast: Pepita Ortega, Goyo Reyes, Sabicas, Juan Antonio ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Carmen Amaya and Her Company | Carmen Araya and her Flamenco Dancers | Carmen Amaya and her flamenco dancers
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Trivia:

Appeared in See My Lawyer (1945) with her dance company. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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