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Oscar-winning singer Irene Cara dies, ‘Fame’ actress was 63

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New Delhi: Oscar-winning actress Irene Cara, star of ‘Fame’ and who sang the title track of ‘Flashdance’, has died. American singer and actress best known for co-writing and singing “Flashdance…What a Feeling”, for which she won an Oscar and a Grammy Award.

Irene Cara then starred in films with Clint Eastwood and Tatum O’Neal. According to the BBC report, the actress’ publisher announced her death. He said the actress died at her home in Florida, but the reason is not known at this time. Born in 1959 in Bronx, New York, Cara was the youngest of five children and began her career in Spanish-language television. Her father was Puerto Rican and her mother Cuban-American.

After recording music as a child artist, she went on to appear in several Broadway musicals in Spanish and English. Irene Cara rose to fame in 1980 when she got the chance to play the role of Coco Hernandez and sang the title song of the movie “Fame”.

Irene Cara appeared as the main character Coco Hernandez in “Fame”, released in 1980. The story of the students of the High School of Performing Arts in New York was told in the film. Three years later, he co-wrote “Flashdance… What a Feeling for Flashdance,” for which he won the Oscar for Best Original Song. It won two Grammy Awards for Original Motion Picture Score and Best Pop Vocals.

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