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Irene Cara Escalera (March 18, 1959 [note 1] – November 25, 2022) was an American singer, songwriter, and actress  who rose to prominence for her role as Coco Hernandez in the 1980 musical film Fame, and for recording the film's title song "Fame", which reached No. 1 in several countries. In 1983, Cara co-wrote and sang the song "Flashdance...What was Irene Cara's cause of death?
'Movie star' quote has fans guessing Amid news that Flashdance and Fame singer Irene Cara ’s cause of death was hypertension and high cholesterol, here’s a brief look at one of the first photos anyone took of the singer, and one of the last.Who are Irene Cara's parents?
Her father, Gaspar Escalera, a factory worker and retired saxophonist, was Puerto Rican, and her mother, Louise, a movie theater usher, was Cuban-American. Cara has two sisters and two brothers. At the age of three, Irene Cara was one of five finalists for the "Little Miss America" pageant.When did Irene Cara start dancing?
Age five, she started dancing. Her performing career took root on Spanish-Language television at first; she told Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1985 that she “never had any doubt” that she would be successful. On April 26, 2007, a photographer snapped what would be one of the last photos of Irene Cara.