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Photo Throwback: Irene Cara Poses on the Red Carpet in 1984

We're taking you deep into the archives of BroadwayWorld photographer Walter McBride for exclusive flashbacks to Broadway past. Today, check out these shots of Irene Cara from 1984!

Cara sang and co-wrote the international hit song 'Flashdance... What a Feeling' (from the movie Flashdance), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1984. Cara is also known for playing the role of Coco Hernandez in the 1980 film Fame, and for recording the film's title song 'Fame', which became an international hit. Prior to her success with Fame, Cara portrayed the title character Sparkle Williams in the original 1976 musical drama film Sparkle.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Throwback: Irene Cara Poses on the Red Carpet in 1984
Irene Cara and Cab Calloway attend attend the American Image Awards at Sheraton Hotel in New York City, 1984.

Photo Throwback: Irene Cara Poses on the Red Carpet in 1984
Irene Cara attends attend the American Image Awards at Sheraton Hotel in New York City, 1984.


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