Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dies At 63
Irene Cara, a singer who recorded the hit “Flashdance … What a Feeling,” died on Friday in Los Angeles. She was 63.
Irene Cara was born on March 18, 1959, in the Bronx, New York. Her father was a musician, and her mother was a singer. She began singing and dancing at an early age, and by the time she was a teenager, she had already appeared on Broadway in the musicals “The Wiz” and “Broadway’s Future”.
Cara’s big break came in 1980, when she starred in the film “Fame”. The movie’s title song, “Fame”, became a huge hit, and won Cara an Academy Award for Best Original Song. She also sang the film’s other iconic song, “Flashdance… What a Feeling”, which earned her a Grammy Award.
After “Fame”, Cara went on to star in several more movies, including “Splash” and “The Secrets of My Heart”. However, she is best known for her work in the 1980s. In addition to her work in film, Cara also released several successful pop albums, including her 1984 debut album, “Anyone Can See”.
Cara continued to perform and record throughout the 1990s and 2000s. In 2010, she made a cameo appearance in the movie “Step Up 3D”. Her last album was released in 2012.
On April 6th 2021 at 8:32 AM Irene Cara passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after suffering a stroke at home according to her family via statement
Irene Cara was born on March 18, 1959, in the Bronx, New York. She was the youngest of three children. Her father, Andrew, was a jazz musician, and her mother, Carmen, was a homemaker. Irene’s older sister, Laura, is also a singer.
Irene began singing and dancing at an early age. She made her stage debut at the age of five in the musical The Wiz. When she was 10 years old, she appeared on the television show Amateur Night at the Apollo.
Irene’s big break came in 1980 when she starred in the film Fame. She sang the Oscar-winning song “Flashdance…What a Feeling.” The movie was a huge hit, and Irene’s career took off.
In 1983, Irene starred in another film called Flashdance. She again sang the Oscar-winning song “Flashdance…What a Feeling.” The movie was another huge success, and Irene became a household name.
Irene went on to star in several other movies and television shows throughout her career. However, she is best remembered for her roles in Fame and Flashdance.
On April 6, 2021, Irene Cara passed away at the age of 61 from an undisclosed illness. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and fans all over the world
Irene Cara was a legendary singer and dancer who rose to fame in the 1980s. She is best known for her hits “Fame” and “Flashdance…What a Feeling”, both of which topped the charts and won Academy Awards. Cara also appeared in several films, including the cult classic “Fame” and the hugely popular “Flashdance”. She continued to perform and record throughout her career, and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. Cara passed away on August 8th, 2016 at the age of 61.
Irene Cara, the Oscar-winning singer and actress best known for her hits “Fame” and “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” has died at the age of 62.
Cara’s representatives confirmed her death to The Associated Press, but no cause was given.
Cara shot to stardom in 1980 with her anthemic song “Fame” from the movie of the same name. She won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for the tune, which went on to become a No. 1 hit.
Her other major hit, “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” came from the 1983 film “Flashdance.” The song also won an Oscar and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Cara’s other film credits include “Sparkle” (2012), “The Idolmaker” (1980) and “Wolfen” (1981). She also appeared on television shows including “Fame” (1982-1987) and “Touched by an Angel” (2001-2002).