Irene Cara, the Oscar-winning musician finest recognized for singing the title tracks to hit Eighties films “Fame” and “Flashdance” has died, her publicist stated Saturday.
She was 63.
“It’s with profound unhappiness that on behalf of her household I announce the passing of Irene Cara,” her publicist Judith A. Moose stated in a press release posted to Cara’s web site and Twitter feed.
“The Academy Award successful actress, singer, songwriter and producer handed away in her Florida house. Her explanation for dying is presently unknown and shall be launched when info is on the market.”
Moose stated that releasing the information was “completely the worst a part of being a publicist,” including, “I can’t consider I’ve needed to write this, not to mention launch the information.”
“She was a superbly gifted soul whose legacy will stay without end by means of her music and movies,” Moose stated.
Cara obtained a Golden Globe nomination for her efficiency as Coco Hernandez within the 1980 musical “Fame.” The film’s reputation spawned a TV present of the identical identify, which debuted on NBC in early 1982.
She later sang and co-wrote “Flashdance… What A Feeling” for the soundtrack of the 1983 blockbuster “Flashdance,” which starred Jennifer Beals as an aspiring dancer.
“Flashdance… What A Feeling” received for finest unique tune on the 1984 Academy Awards.
That yr’s Oscars host, Johnny Carson, turned over the rostrum to presenters Beals and Matthew Broderick who named the winner.
“There aren’t sufficient phrases to precise my love and my gratitude,” Cara instructed the Oscars viewers, thanking her dad and mom, collaborators and academics.
“And final however not least, a really particular gents who I suppose began all of it for me a few years in the past. To (“Fame” director) Alan Parker, wherever chances are you’ll be tonight, I thank him.”
Cara was again on the Oscars stage in 1986, performing “Here is to the Losers,” in a transferring tribute to the best films that did not win finest image.
Cara received two Grammy awards for the tune, Greatest Album of Authentic Rating Written for a Movement Image or A Tv Particular, which she shared with different writers, and for Greatest Feminine Pop Vocal Efficiency.
She later appeared in movies akin to “D.C. Cab” and “Metropolis Warmth” and numerous tv exhibits. She additionally carried out in stay theater and musicals.
David Okay. Li contributed.