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“IRENE CARA – WHAT A FEELING (WITH LYRICS)” 

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Irene Cara (born Irene Cara

Escalera; March 18, 1959)[1][2] is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She became famous for her role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame, earning her a Golden Globe nomination, and her recording of the song “Fame” became an international hit. Cara won an Academy Award in 1984 in the category of Best Original Song for co-writing “Flashdance

What a Feeling”,

which also became an international hit.[3]

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Early life

Boggs describes Cara as a “perfectionist” “who works on a song until absolutely satisfied with it”. Ebony[4]

Cara appeared in on-and off-Broadway theatrical shows including the musicals Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Me Nobody Knows (which won an Obie Award), Maggie Flynn opposite Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy, and Via Galactica with Raúl Juliá.

Cara was the original Daisy Allen on the 1970s daytime serial Love of Life. Next came her role as Angela in romance/thriller Aaron Loves Angela, followed by her portrayal of the title character in Sparkle. Television brought Cara international acclaim for serious dramatic roles in two outstanding mini-series, Roots: The Next Generations and Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.

John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 28, named her one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1976”; that same year, a readers’ poll in Right On! magazine named her Top Actress.

Cara graduated from the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan, a rival of the LaGuardia High School of Music & Art. Coincidentally, LaGuardia High was the inspiration for the performing arts school in her third movie, Fame, along with The Juilliard School. When she attended high school, it was called the School of Performing Arts. In 1984 the High School of Music & Art was merged with the School of Performing Arts (founded in 1948 by Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia) to become LaGuardia High.

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Posted by on June 19, 2017 in female vocalist, theme song

 

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4 responses to ““IRENE CARA – WHAT A FEELING (WITH LYRICS)” 

  1. slesser1013

    June 7, 2016 at 2:42 am

    Reblogged this on Hope & Love Radio.

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  2. America On Coffee

    June 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Thanks for the reblog!;-)

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  3. gunnardeckare

    October 31, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Oh yes. I remember that song. She’s good! Happy Halloween!

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  4. America On Coffee

    October 31, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Fun memories! :-) Happy Halloween to you, Gunnardeckare! Be safe and enjoy!

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