Irene Cara, ’80s pop star behind ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ theme songs, dies at 63
Irene Cara, actress and singer Oscar and Grammy award winner Best known for the soundtracks to “Fame” and “Flashdance” in the early ’80s, has died. Her reporter said she was 63 years old.
“Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene,” Judith Moose said in a Tweet Announcing the singer’s death “I’ll read them all and know she’ll be smiling from heaven. She admires her fans. Irene Cara Fame and Flashdance theme songs.
“She is a beautiful talent. whose legacy will live on through her music and film.”
Cara died in her home in Florida. cause of death unknown According to Moose
As a child, Kara appeared on the TV show “Electric Company” before starring as a teenager in movies “Aaron Loves Angela” and “Sparkle. “Irene Cara Fame and Flashdance theme songs.
Her breakthrough came when Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical “Fame,” about a performing arts high school in New York. She had a hit song as the title track of that movie. and another ballad, “Out Here on My Own.” She was nominated for a Golden Globe and two Grammys that year.
Three years later, Cara co-wrote the lyrics for “Flashdance… What a Feeling,” another radio hit for which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.
She has other hit songs. a few more songs, including “Why Me” and “Breakdance.” She has also starred in films such as “City Heat” with Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood, “DC Cab” with Mr. Tee and “Certain Fury” with Tatum O’Neill