Carmen de Mairena

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Miguel Brau i Gou, better known as Carmen de Mairena (15 March 1933 – 22 March 2020)[1] was a Spanish cuplé singer and popular television personality. She was born in Barcelona.[2] Beginning in the 1990s, she gained national popularity for her comedic television appearances alongside presenter Javier Cárdenas. She was a transgender woman [3] and worked as a prostitute for a time.[4]

She also made a brief career in politics in 2010 as a candidate for the Parliament of Catalonia for the mock political party Coordinadora Reusenca Independent (CORI) which did not obtain any seats.

De Mairena died on 22 March 2020 of natural causes at a hospital in Barcelona. She was 86.[5]

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  1. Carmen de Mairena muere a los 86 años por causas naturales (in Spanish)
  2. La risa entra en campaña (in Spanish)
  3. Pierrot Memorias Transexuales. «Capítulo 1.º: El nacimiento de un imperio. Entrevista a Carmen de Mairena.» (in Spanish)
  4. Maltrato, abandono y prostitución: la desgraciada vida de Carmen de Mairena in El Mundo (in Spanish)
  5. Fallece Carmen de Mairena a los 86 años de edad Archived 2020-03-22 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)