Emilinha Borba

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Emilinha Borba
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Emilinha Borba in 2004
Born(1923-08-31)August 31, 1923
DiedOctober 3, 2005(2005-10-03) (aged 82)
NationalityBrazilian
Other namesRainha do Rádio and Queen of the Radio
Occupationsinger and actress
Known forrumbas and sambas

Emilinha Borba (August 31, 1923 in Rio de Janeiro – October 3, 2005) was a Brazilian singer and actress. She was named "Rainha do Rádio", "Queen of the Radio" in 1953. Borba endured for 30 years as a popular Brazilian radio singer and was noted for rumbas and sambas.[1]

She visited London, UK in 1988 and was appointed the Madrinha (Godmother) of the London School of Samba. She also appeared with the LSS on its parade at the 1988 Notting Hill Carnival.[2]

Selected filmography[edit]

Web source[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ "Emilinha Borba".

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