Flashdance and Fame singer Irene Cara dies aged 63

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Flashdance and Fame singer Irene Cara dies aged 63

She first wowed audiences when she was just five years old in New York City, where she was born in 1962. She later went on to star in the blockbuster film Flashdance.

Irene Cara, a singer best known for the songs “Fame” and “Flashdance, ” has passed away at the age of 63.

Her publicist claimed she passed away at home in Florida, with no known cause of death.

Irene Cara has away, according to a statement on her website. “It is with great sadness that I announce this on behalf of her family,” the statement read.

She was a stunningly talented person whose films and songs will live on forever.

The song Flashdance… What A Feeling from the 1980s blockbuster film Flashdance won Cara an Oscar.

Irene Cara

She first mesmerized audiences when she was just five years old. She was born in New York City in 1962.

She began her career on Spanish television, singing and dancing while playing with her father’s mambo band.

She was signed to be a recording artist on her own during her breakthrough performance in the celebrated 1980 musical Fame. She later had her biggest hit in the 1983 movie Flashdance.

She won the Academy Award for best original song for her work in Flashdance, making history as the first African American woman to do so since Hattie McDaniel in the 1939 film classic Gone With The Wind.

As a singer and composer who also received Grammy awards, Ms. Cara rose to prominence as one of the most celebrated performers of her generation.

She also made appearances in a number of television programs and movies, including City Heat and DC Cab. She also took the stage for live plays and musicals.