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Fame: Thank You for the Music Irene Cara

NEW YORK (RichTVX.com) — Irene Cara, best known for singing the title songs to the films Fame and Flashdance, has died aged 63. Irene Cara Escalera (March 18, 1959 – November 25, 2022)[note 1] was an American singer and actress. Cara sang and co-wrote the song “Flashdance… What a Feeling” (from the film Flashdance), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song[12] and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance[13] in 1984. Cara is also known for playing the role of Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame, and for recording the film’s title song “Fame“. Prior to her success with Fame, Cara portrayed the title character Sparkle Williams in the original 1976 musical drama film Sparkle.  “Fame” is a pop song, written by Michael Gore (music) and Dean Pitchford (lyrics)[1] and released in 1980, that achieved chart success as the theme song to the Fame film and TV series.[1] The song was performed by Irene Cara, who played the role of Coco Hernandez in the original film. It was also her debut single as a recording artist. The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1980,[1] and the Golden Globe Award the same year. In 2004, it finished at number 51 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.

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