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American singer and actress Irene Cara, 63, died. Cara’s publicist Judith A. Moose tweeted the sad news. At her Miami home, the Oscar winner died. The cause of her death is unknown yet
The worst thing about being a publicist is this. I’m shocked I had to write and nnounce this. Share your Irene recollections. I’ll read them all and know she’s beaming from Heaven. She loved fans “Moose Judith commented.
Further, “Irene’s family wants privacy while grieving. Her songs and films will immortalize her wonderful soul. Her funeral and fan memorial are pending, added Judith.
Cara was born to a Puerto Rican father and a Cuban-American mother in the Bronx, New York City in 1959. She was youngest of five.
Before 1980, she performed in Broadway musicals. Fame, Alan Park’s 1980 teen musical, made her famous. Originally casted as a dancer, Her character, Coco Hernandez, was rewritten after casting. Her performance was widely praised earned her first Golden Globe nomination.
She co-wrote and sung “Flashdance… What a Feeling” from 1983’s romantic dance film Flashdance.Irene went on to win her only Oscar for Best Original Song category. The song won her sole Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Cara hasn’t acted in 20 years. 2004’s “Downtown: A Street Tale” was her last film. 2011’s “Irene Cara Presents Hot Caramel” was her last studio album.
The singer was married to Conrad Palmisano, a stuntman and director, from 1986 until their divorce in 1991.