Market Desk (Entertainment): Irene Cara was the actress and pop star who won an Oscar. Cara died in her Florida home, according to Judith Moose, who posted about the news on Twitter on Friday night. Moose told The Hollywood Reporter on Saturday that a cause of death has not yet been determined.
Born in New York City on March 18, 1959, Cara began singing and dancing at a young age and made early appearances on programs including Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, she was a regular on PBS’ The Electric Company and was a member of the show’s band. She also had roles in Broadway productions including The Me Nobody Knows in 1970 and Via Galactica in 1972 opposite Raul Julia.
Cara’s death has cast a shadow of mourning on the Hollywood scene. His colleagues and film stars mourned. Her fans are expressing their feelings on the singer’s death through social media.
Note that Irene Cara started her career through a Spanish language TV channel. Cara’s death was mourned by her co-workers and film stars in the Hollywood arena.