The singer-actor Irene Cara has passed away. She was best known for starring in the 1980s films Fame and Flash dance and singing the movie’s title songs.63, she was.
Judith Moose, Cara’s publicist, announced the news on Cara’s social media accounts on Saturday that she had passed away at her home in Florida. She stated that “currently unknown” was the cause of death.
Moose wrote that “Irene’s family has requested privacy as they process their grief. “She was a beautiful, talented person whose films and music will forever be remembered.”
Cara was born in the Bronx area of New York City to a Puerto Rican and Cuban family from the working class.
Her work as a child actor included recurring roles on the children’s show The Electric Company from the 1970s.
However, Cara rose to fame thanks to the 1980 film Fame, which told the story of a group of talented young hopefuls in New York trying to make it in the competitive performing arts industry.She performed on the title track, which was up for an Oscar for best original song.
Cara was described as “a dynamo who could sing, dance, and act, the definition of a triple threat” by her famed co-star Laura Dean Koch. Irene was a person I aspired to be like and a role model for me.”
Three years later, Cara accepted the Oscar for best original song for “Flashdance… What a Feeling” with the songwriting team of the 1983 film Flashdance, for which she sang the jubilant title song to music by Giorgio Moroder and lyrics by Cara and Keith Forsey.Additionally, her work on Flashdance earned her two Grammy Awards.
A subsequent generation of artists was influenced by Cara.Seth Rudetsky, a Broadway conductor and radio host, claims that watching Cara on television as a child influenced his career goals.
According to him, “Irene Cara represented making it in the arts and gave us so much excitement, hope, and enthusiasm to pursue the arts.”
“Amazing projects that would have made her and her fans incredibly happy,” Moose said in a Twitter statement following the incident.
She stated, “Her manager and I will finish them.”That is something she would want.
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