Amália Rodrigues

Portuguese recording artist, fado singer, actress (1920-1999)
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Amália da Piedade Rebordão Rodrigues, known just by Amália Rodrigues (July 23, 1920 – October 6, 1999) was a Portuguese singer and actress. She was called the "Rainha do Fado" ("Queen of Fado") and she was very important in making the fado popular all over the world. Her younger sister, Celeste, was also a popular singer. She was born in Lisbon.

Rodrigues died of a heart attack on October 6, 1999 in Lisbon, aged 79.

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