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Irene Cara

Personal information
Birth nameIrene Cara Escalera
BornMarch 18, 1959(age 57)
OriginThe Bronx, New York, U.S.
GenresDisco, electropop, dance, R&B
OccupationActress, singer-songwriter, pianist, producer
Years active1968 - present
LabelsUniversal Music (1985-2002)
Warner Music (2004-present)
Associated actsDiddy, DJ Bobo

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Irene Cara (born March 18, 1959) is an American singer and actress. Cara won an Academy Award in 1984 in the category of Best Original Song for co-writing "Flashdance... What a Feeling." She is also known for her recording of the song "Fame", and she also starred in the 1980 film Fame.

She married Hollywood stuntman Conrad Palmisano in 1986. They divorced in 1991.

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