Carmen Amaya

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Birthday
2, 1918
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Nov 19, 1963 (45)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1918
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Nov 19, 1963 (45)

About

Dancer who is widely considered to be one of the greatest Spanish flamenco dancers of all time. She was also an actress who appeared in films like the Academy Award-nominated 1963 film Los Tarantos.

Before Fame

She was born in a wagon and got her start dancing in taverns in Barcelona.

Trivia

The Amaya Theater in Buenos Aires was named in her honor.

Family Life

She has two brothers and three sisters.

Associated With

She was invited by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to dance at the White House in 1944.