Irene Cara

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Irene Cara Escalara (born March 18, 1959)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, actress and dancer. She co-wrote the song "Flashdance... What a Feeling" from the movie Flashdance. She won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song.[2] For that same song, she also won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.[3]

Cara played Coco Hernandez in the 1980 movie Fame. Before that, she played Sparkle Williams in the 1976 musical-drama movie Sparkle.

In 1982 Cara earned an Image Award for Best Actress when she co-starred in NBC's Movie of the Week, Sister, Sister.

Cara was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York.

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  1. New York State of Fame. Google. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  2. "Oscars 1984". Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  3. "Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal". Awards & Shows. Retrieved November 10, 2018.