Amalia Rodrigues

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Birthday
23, 1920
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Oct 6, 1999 (79)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
23, 1920
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Oct 6, 1999 (79)

About

Portuguese folk singer and actress who was nicknamed the Queen of Fado because of her contributions to the fado genre. She worked as a recording artist for five decades.

Before Fame

She grew up desperately poor in Portugal and started singing in the streets when she was a teenager.

Trivia

She released singles like "La, la, la," "Novo Fado da Severa," and " Fado do Ciúme" over the course of her career.

Family Life

She married Francisco Da Cruz in 1942 and, after their divorce in 1944, she remarried Cesar Seabra in 1961.

Associated With

She and Mariza were both popular fado singers from Portugal.