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PBS Premiere: Oct. 6, 1995Check local listings »

Synopsis

A bowl of soup and the freedom to sing is all Carmen Miranda wanted in life. Raised dirt-poor in Brazil, the woman in the tutti-frutti hat went on to become one of the highest paid entertainers of her time. Helena Solberg's song-filled movie reveals how Hollywood transformed a talented entertainer into a Latin Lollapalooza.

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