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Miranda was in Brazil known for her innovative technique, making them one of the first was samba superstars. Her roles in American films, however, painted her as a comic "South American" singer and she was often depicted with a high, made with fruit headpiece. She was therefore also known as "the lady in the Tutti-Frutti hat". This image has since become often used in cartoons. Her song Bananas is my business was based on a line from one of her movies, and hit directly on her image. In the United States she made with her ' fruity ' appearance had such an impact that they got The nickname "The Brazilian Bombshell".
After a return to Brazil in 1940 sour she released a song in Portuguese, "Disseram que voltei americanizada eu" or "they say that I as an American came back". She went back to America, and only came 14 years later back to Brazil for a short break.
After many health problems, both mental and physical, she died at home of a heart attack on August 5, 1955, after being during the recordings for a TV program the day before already not good had become. She was buried in Rio de Janeiro. Where a small museum is located also dedicated to her.
- The Voice of the Carnival (1933)
- Hello, Hello, Brazil (1935)
- Students (1935)
- Hello, Hello, Carnival (1936)
- Bananas of the Country (1939)
- Orange or China (1940)
- Down Argentine Way (1940)
- That Night in Rio (1941)
- Meet the Stars: Hollywood Meets the Navy (short film, 1941)
- Week-End in Havana (1941)
- Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
- The gang's All Here (1943)
- Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
- Greenwich Village (1944)
- Something for the Boys (1944)
- Doll Face (1945)
- The All-star Bond Rally (short film, 1945)
- If I'm Lucky (1946)
- Copacabana (1947)
- A Date with Judy (1948)
- Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)
- Scared Stiff (1953)