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Yma Sumac (1922–2008)


Known for her astonishing 4 1/2 octave vocal range, Yma Sumac (AKA Ima or Imma Sumack) is from Ichocán, Peru, a town high in the Andes. From an early age she performed in radio and movies and made recordings throughout South America. She came to the United States in the 1940s and performed with a small group of musicians and dancers. When she ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Lebowski Soundtrack
(1998)
Omar Khayyam Karina
(1957)
Death to Smoochy Soundtrack
(2002)

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 2017 Bingo: The King of the Mornings (performer: "Molambo nº 1")
 2017 De plus belle (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2015 Ferdinando Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nicole Bahls e Sanderson (2015) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1" - uncredited)
 2015 Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre (performer: "Bo Mambo", "Martin Léon's Bo Mambo remix1", "Martin Léon's Bo Mambo remix 2")
 2014 Stromberg - Der Film (performer: "Bo Mambo")
 2013 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sugar Ball (2013) ... (performer: "Malambo No. 1")
 2013 The Look of Love (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2009 Mal día para pescar (performer: "Goomba Boomba")
 2009 Romaine par moins 30 (performer: "Five Bottles Mambo")
 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets (performer: "Everything I Can't Have")
 2007 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nixon vs. Kennedy (2007) ... (performer: "Gopher Mambo" - uncredited)
 2007 The Baker (performer: "Suray Surita")
 2007 King of California (performer: "Malambo No. 1")
 2006 Die Österreichische Methode (music: "Xtabay") / (performer: "Xtabay")
 2005 Rebound (performer: "Hands Up")
 2003/I The In-Laws (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 2002 Death to Smoochy (performer: "Malambo No. 1", "Goomba Boomba")
 2001 Further Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Bo Mambo")
 2000 Ordinary Decent Criminal (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 1999 Soft Fruit (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 1999 The Woman Chaser (performer: "Ataypura", "Kon Tiki")
 1999 Happy, Texas (performer: "Gopher Mambo")
 1998 Dead Husbands (TV Movie) (performer: "Gopher Mambo") / (writer: "Gopher Mambo" - as Emperatriz Chávarri)
 1998 Aprile (performer: "Bo Mambo", "Gopher")
 1998 The Big Lebowski (performer: "Ataypura")
 1997/II Men with Guns (performer: "Xtabay")
 1957 Omar Khayyam (performer: "Lament")
 1954 Secret of the Incas (performer: "Virgin of the Sun God", "Earthquake", "High Andes" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour. Magic/comedy [Special]. Featuring songs by Gary Stockdale, Penn Jillette, Teller and Yma Sumac. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 3 Apr 1991- 30 Jun 1991 (103 [performances + 9 previews that began on 26 Mar 1991). Cast: Penn Jillette (as "Performer"), Teller (as "Performer"), Carol Perkins (as "... See more »

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Trivia:

Her classic recording of "Malambo No. 1" opens the 2009 AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Michael Douglas. See more »

Nickname:

The Peruvian Songbird

Star Sign:

Virgo

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