Cara is one of the most awarded artists of her generation, winning Grammies both as a vocalist and a songwriter. She won a Golden Globe Award as well as a nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a Peoples Choice Award, an Obie Award as a child for her work in theatre, an Image Award as well as countless other industry honors for outstanding actress, singer and composer. She remains a beloved icon for an entire generation and an inspiration to young performers all over the world. Since Luther Vandross passed away over a decade ago, the world has mourned the loss of the most brilliant artist of his generation. As a singer his sultry voice was one of a kind. As a producer he was loved and cherished for his dynamic songwriting and sophisticated productions bringing success to everyone lucky enough to work with him. My personal memories of him are an indelible part of my formative years. I first met him when I was just fifteen years old running around New York City streets in search for my dream to make it in show business and learning all I could from the great singers around me. Luther was playful and fun never taking himself too seriously but always, without having to proclaim it, being a teacher and mentor to all of us who learned so much from him.
Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Sign In. Up 5, this week. Cara is one of a select group of talented performers who have successfully made the transition from Theater to Television, then to Records, and then to Feature films.
Irene Cara Escalera born March 18,     known professionally as Irene Cara , is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Cara sang and co-wrote the song " Flashdance Cara is also known for playing the role of Coco Hernandez in the 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 musical drama film Sparkle. Cara has two sisters and two brothers. She began to play the piano by ear , then studied music, acting, and dance seriously, first having dance lessons, aged five. Cara was the original Daisy Allen on the s daytime serial Love of Life.
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