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Carmen Miranda

February 9, 1909 to August 5, 1955

Carmen was a Portuguese-born Brazilian samba singer, Broadway actress and Hollywood film star popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She was, by some accounts, the highest-earning woman in the United States and noted for her signature fruit hat outfit she wore in the 1943 movie The Gang’s All Here. Though hailed as a talented performer, her movie roles in the United States soon became cartoonish and she grew to resent them. She is considered the precursor of Brazil’s Tropicalismo.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Miranda

“Rebola a Bola” (1941)

“The Lady In The Tutti Frutti Hat” (1943)

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