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Thread started 03/18/19 4:30pm

Nick715

Irene Cara turns 60

Born 3/18/59.

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Reply #1 posted 03/18/19 4:49pm

CherryMoon57

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bananadance party

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Reply #2 posted 03/18/19 4:57pm

Nick715

Still remember when she almost married Rerun on "What's Happening". lol

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Reply #3 posted 03/18/19 5:00pm

SoulAlive

I still get chills when I listen to the song “Out Here On My Own” from the ‘Fame’ movie.It’s such a beautifully haunting piano ballad and Irenes’ vocals are amazing! She is a very talented artist who deserves a lot more recognition than she received.
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Reply #4 posted 03/18/19 5:18pm

onlyforaminute

What she doing these days? I agree, she doesn't get enough recognition. Of course right now I'm wondering if she has a P letter stashed away somewhere.
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Reply #5 posted 03/18/19 6:19pm

SoulAlive

speaking of Prince....I always had this crazy idea that,when Vanity left the Purple Rain movie project,Irene Cara should have pursued that role eek I think she and Prince would have been a cool pairing onscreen.The only thing is,I don’t know if Irene would have been comfortable playing such a “sexy” role and parading around in lingerie,singing a song like “Sex Shooter”,lol.
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Reply #6 posted 03/18/19 8:44pm

jjhunsecker

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onlyforaminute said:

What she doing these days? I agree, she doesn't get enough recognition. Of course right now I'm wondering if she has a P letter stashed away somewhere.


When I worked in the music business, I often dealt directly with Irene Cara. I'll just say that she had "issues ", and leave it at that
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Reply #7 posted 03/19/19 1:03am

SoulAlive

She would be a great topic for an Unsung episode

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Reply #8 posted 03/19/19 4:55am

RJOrion

her and Pam Grier, were the most beautiful women of my childhood, in TV and movies
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Reply #9 posted 03/19/19 10:12am

oceanblue

onlyforaminute said:

What she doing these days? I agree, she doesn't get enough recognition. Of course right now I'm wondering if she has a P letter stashed away somewhere.

Is there not a woman on earth that this man didn't go after? lol

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Reply #10 posted 03/19/19 10:40am

onlyforaminute

jjhunsecker said:

onlyforaminute said:
What she doing these days? I agree, she doesn't get enough recognition. Of course right now I'm wondering if she has a P letter stashed away somewhere.
When I worked in the music business, I often dealt directly with Irene Cara. I'll just say that she had "issues ", and leave it at that



Oh, okay. Poor thing. Still lovely memories.

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Reply #11 posted 03/19/19 1:41pm

SoulAlive

back in spring 1984,this was one of the coolest songs on the radio,imo smile

"Breakdance" by Irene Cara (1984)

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Reply #12 posted 03/19/19 5:36pm

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SoulAlive said:

back in spring 1984,this was one of the coolest songs on the radio,imo smile



"Breakdance" by Irene Cara (1984)




This used to be my jam! headbang
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Reply #13 posted 03/19/19 7:21pm

SoulAlive

^^ mine too.I had a Walkman back then and I remember that this song sounded so cool,listening to it that way.There are a lot of cool things going on with the production.
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Reply #14 posted 03/19/19 8:10pm

Goddess4Real

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Happy B'Day cake here is one of my favs....the classic Why Me (1984)

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Reply #15 posted 03/19/19 8:14pm

Goddess4Real

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IRENE CARA - OUT HERE ON MY OWN from Fame (1980)

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Reply #16 posted 03/19/19 8:17pm

Goddess4Real

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Another great tune music ......Hot Lunch Jam from Fame (1980)


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Reply #17 posted 03/19/19 8:24pm

Goddess4Real

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I loved the OG Sparkle (1976)

And I loved this song.......Look Into Your Heart touched Irene and Phillip were magic nod

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Reply #18 posted 03/19/19 8:28pm

SoulAlive

Goddess4Real said:

IRENE CARA - OUT HERE ON MY OWN from Fame (1980)





:nod: clapping the best part of that movie is when she sings this song
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Reply #19 posted 03/19/19 8:38pm

Goddess4Real

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SoulAlive said:

Goddess4Real said:

IRENE CARA - OUT HERE ON MY OWN from Fame (1980)

nod clapping the best part of that movie is when she sings this song

And Irene's version is THE BEST!!!!!!! yeahthat

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Reply #20 posted 03/20/19 5:34am

Nick715

I need to look for my "Sparkle" DVD.

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Reply #21 posted 03/20/19 8:02am

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SoulAlive said:

back in spring 1984,this was one of the coolest songs on the radio,imo smile

"Breakdance" by Irene Cara (1984)


i had a 7" single with that photo as the cover...it straight imprinted on my 10 year old mind what would be defined as 'sexy' for the rest of my life.

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Reply #22 posted 03/20/19 11:46am

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RJOrion said:

her and Pam Grier, were the most beautiful women of my childhood, in TV and movies


I was passed when she was killed off in Roots: The Next Generation. Yeah, I know it was based as a true story of Alex Hailey but Still didn't care.
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Reply #23 posted 03/20/19 6:00pm

Abdul

One of my Favorites by Irene "Anyone Can See"

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Reply #24 posted 03/20/19 7:02pm

SoulAlive

After the “Breakdance” single in 1984,I never heard anything else from Irene on the radio.Does anyone know what happened? It seems that her music career ended prematurely.
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Reply #25 posted 03/21/19 12:23am

PeteSilas

very talented woman, i didn't know until a few years ago that she was a fine pianist. word on the street was she was blackballed, i read one account where they said she was mentally unstable, because she had issues with the people in the business. I don't know if that's true or not but not everyone wants their life ruled by some asshole. women have it much, much worse than men in that business, always has to be a svengali figure behind them, well, if a woman has the talent she doesn't need that. Men have that too but in a different way and they stand up for themselves a lot faster, elvis had the colonel, michael had a slew of mentors who he'd fire, bruce springsteen gave up a couple years of his career to get out of a bad contract, women seem to either just take it or implode like whitney.

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Reply #26 posted 03/21/19 12:32am

PeteSilas

SoulAlive said:

speaking of Prince....I always had this crazy idea that,when Vanity left the Purple Rain movie project,Irene Cara should have pursued that role eek I think she and Prince would have been a cool pairing onscreen.The only thing is,I don’t know if Irene would have been comfortable playing such a “sexy” role and parading around in lingerie,singing a song like “Sex Shooter”,lol.

wasn't jessica beal considered, even met with prince but she was like 6 feet tall or something.

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Reply #27 posted 03/21/19 10:22am

SoulAlive

Abdul said:

One of my Favorites by Irene "Anyone Can See"

yeah,her ballads are really nice music here's another one that I really like

"You Were Made For Me" by Irene Cara (1984)

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Reply #28 posted 03/21/19 10:40am

SoulAlive

fun fact: initially,Irene didn't want to work with producer Giorgio Moroder.The reason? Everyone was saying that Irene sounds alot like Donna Summer and she didn't want to invite further comparisons by working with Donna's old producer.But in 1983, she gave it a try and the song ("Flashdance....What A Feeling") became a Number One hit.

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Reply #29 posted 03/21/19 6:00pm

SPYZFAN1

Pete...You're thinking of Jennifer Beals. Yes, supposedly she was considered as a co-star in "PR", but I think she was continuing her studies in college...Jessica Biel was born in 1982..(lol). I think actress Gina Gershon auditioned for the role too.

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