Astrud Gilberto

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Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto performing in Amsterdam, 1966
Astrud Gilberto performing in Amsterdam, 1966
Background information
Birth nameAstrud Evangelina Weinert
Born(1940-03-29)March 29, 1940
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
DiedJune 5, 2023(2023-06-05) (aged 83)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, artist
Years active1963–2002

Astrud Gilberto (Portuguese pronunciation: [aʃˈtɾud ʒiwˈbɛʁtu]; born Astrud Evangelina Weinert; March 29, 1940 – June 5, 2023) was a Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer-songwriter. She became very popular in the 1960s because of her song "The Girl from Ipanema".[1]

Gilberto died at her home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 5, 2023 at the age of 83.[2][3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Why Astrud Gilberto Is So Much More Than 'The Girl From Ipanema'". Archived from the original on 2020-06-26. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
  2. "Astrud Gilberto, the voice of 'The Girl From Ipanema', dies aged 83". The Independent. 6 June 2023.
  3. Farber, Jim (6 June 2023). "Astrud Gilberto, 83, Dies; Shot to Fame with 'The Girl from Ipanema'". The New York Times.
  4. Boadle, Anthony (6 June 2023). "'Girl from Ipanema' singer Astrud Gilberto dies at 83". Reuters.