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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How did Carmen Miranda die?


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Why: On "America's Next Top Model," Sutan the hairdresser said:
She died a paaaainful deeeath.
Answer: A heart attack while on TV!
On August 4, 1955, at age 46, Miranda suffered a heart attack during a segment of the live "The Jimmy Durante Show." After completing a dance number, she unknowingly suffered a mild heart attack, and nearly collapsed. She quickly pulled herself together and finished the show. At the end of the broadcast, she smiled and waved, then exited the stage. She died later that night after suffering a second heart attack at her home.
Here's the clip:
Source: Wikipedia

The More You Know: Carmen Miranda played Chiquita Hart in Something For the Boys (1944).

1 comment:

irefusetodisco said...

Just wanted to say I'm watching an ANTM marathon and I googled "how did carmen miranda die" for the same reason you did! Thanks for the help, and for making me feel like less of a dork about my googling habits.

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