Oscar winner Irene Cara, the star of the film ‘Fame’ and who sang the title song of ‘Flashdance’, has passed away. American singer and actress best known for co-writing and singing “Flashdance… What a Feeling”, for which she won an Oscar and a Grammy Award.
Irene Cara later starred in films with Clint Eastwood and Tatum O’Neal. According to the BBC report, the publisher of the actress announced her death. He said that the actress died at her home in Florida, but the reason for this is not known at the moment. Born in 1959 in the Bronx, New York City, Cara was the youngest of five children and began her career in Spanish-language television. His father was Puerto Rican and his mother Cuban-American.
After recording music as a child artist, she went on to appear in several Broadway musicals in both Spanish and English. Irene Cara rose to fame in 1980 when she got a chance to play the role of Coco Hernandez and sang the title track of the movie ‘Fame’.
Irene Cara appeared as the lead character Coco Hernandez in ‘Fame’, which released in 1980. The story of the students of New York’s High School of Performing Arts was told in the film. Three years later, he co-wrote ‘Flashdance… What a Feeling for Flashdance’, for which he won an Oscar for Best Original Song. He won two Grammy Awards for the film’s original score and Best Pop Singing.