The 'Brazilian Bombshell' in her 'tutti-fruity' hat, Carmen Miranda was born today in 1909 -- 105 years ago. She danced her way through all those movies many of us watched on TV as we were growing up. Miranda passed at the young age of 46 in
Carmen Miranda in 'That Night In Rio' Born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha 9 February 1909 Marco de Canaveses, Portugal Died 5 August 1955 (aged Beverly Hills, California, U. Cause of death Pre-eclampsiaCostume Designer: Travis Banton.