By 1946 Carmen Miranda was Hollywood's highest-paid entertainer and top female tax payer in the United States, earning more than $200,000 that year, according to IRS records.
Carmen Miranda Square is only one of about a dozen Los Angeles city intersections named for historic performers. Carmen Miranda Square is located at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive across from Grauman's Chinese Theater. The location is especially noteworthy not only since Carmen Miranda's footprints are preserved in concrete at the Chinese Theater's famous collection, but in remembrance of an impromptu performance at a nearby Hollywood Boulevard intersection on V-J Day where she was joined by a throng of servicemen from the nearby USO.
Carmen Miranda, or rather her ghost, is the subject of a song by Leslie Fish called "Carmen Miranda's ghost is haunting Space Station Three". There is also a book by that name, containing a collection of short stories. The only connection between the stories is that each have to do with the title.
Daughter of José Maria Pinto da Cunha (1887-1938) and Maria Emília Miranda (1886-1971).
Her contract with 20th Century Fox specified that there would be no cutting away from her to reaction shots and/or dialog from other players while her musical numbers were in progress.
In the 40s she was the highest paid star/ performer in the USA.
Measurements: 35-23-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Mother Maria Emilia Miranda 1886-1971.
Pictured on one of five nondenominated USA commemorative stamps honoring Latin Music Legends, issued on 16 March 2011; price on day of issue was 44¢. The other stamps honored Tito Puente, Selena, Carlos Gardel, and Celia Cruz.
She appeared in the 1939 Broadway revue, "Streets of Paris", in which she introduced the song "South American Way".
She was the subject of a Jimmy Buffett song called, "They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More"
Singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett included a tribute to Carmen Miranda on his 1973 album A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean, entitled "They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More."
Sister of actress Aurora Miranda (b.1915), Olinda (b.1907), Amaro (b.1911), Cecília (b.1913) and Oscar (b.1916).
The "Lady with the Tutti-Frutti Hat" in Hollywood musicals of the 1940s. See her at her sparkling best as the cheeky "Rosita Murphy" in the gorgeous Technicolor Springtime in the Rockies (1942), in which, without the slightest effort, she virtually steals every scene she's in - upstaging even the film's [nominal] star, Betty Grable!
The intersection of Hollywood Bl. and Orange Drive, was named Carmen Miranda Square. [September 1998]
Visitors to Rio de Janeiro can find a museum dedicated to Carmen Miranda in the Flamengo neighborhood on Avenida Rui Barbosa. The museum includes several original costumes, and shows clips from her filmography. There is also a museum dedicated to her in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal called "Museu Municipal Carmen Miranda", with various photos and one of the famous hats. Outside the museum there is a statue of Carmen Miranda.