Irene Cara, ’80s pop star behind ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ theme songs, dies at 63


Actress and singer Irene Cara, an Oscar and Grammy winner best known for her early ’80s theme songs to “Fame” and “Flashdance,” her publicist said. She is 63 years old.

“Please share your thoughts and memories of Irene,” said Judith Moos Tweet Announcing the singer’s death. “I read each one of them and know she’s smiling down from heaven. He adored his fans.

“He was a beautifully gifted soul whose legacy will live on forever through his music and films.”

Cara died at her Florida home. The cause of death is unknown, according to Moose’s statement.

As a teenager, Cara appeared on TV’s “Electric Company” before starring as a teenager in “Aaron Loves Angela” and “Sparkle.”

Her breakthrough came in 1980 as Coco Hernandez in the musical “Fame,” about a New York high school for the performing arts. He scored a hit with the film’s title track and another with “Out Here on My Own”. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and two Grammy Awards that year.

Three years later, Cara co-wrote the lyrics to “Flashdance…What a Feeling,” another radio smash that earned her an Oscar for Best Original Song and a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.

He had a few other hits including “Why Me” and “Breakdance”. He starred in “City Heat” with Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood, Mr. He also starred in movies like “DC Gab” with D and “Some Fury” with Tatum O’Neal.

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