Yma Sumac

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Birthday
13, 1922
Birthplace
Cajamarca, Peru
Death Date
Nov 1, 2008 (86)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1922
Birthplace
Cajamarca, Peru
Death Date
Nov 1, 2008 (86)

About

Known as The Peruvian Songbird, Sumac was a soprano who had a five-octave range and released the single "Mambo!"

Before Fame

She got her break due to a close relationship with Moises Vianco, a bandleader.

Trivia

Throughout the 1950s, she was a big supporter of exotica music.

Family Life

She married Moises Vivanco on June 6, 1942; after their divorce in 1957, they remarried that same year.

Associated With

She appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1987.