Carmen Miranda, 46, the explosive Brazilian star who set the hips of the nation swinging to the samba, was found dead yesterday in a hallway of her palatial home at 616 N. Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills.
Dr. W.L. Marxer, her physician, said she was a victim of a heart attack.
The tiny actress, famed for her huge, fruit-salad hats and her high platform shoes, had completed the filming of a television comedy with Jimmy Durante late Thursday night. The company worked unusually late because of the impending strike of TV actors.
After Last Take
After the last take, Miss Miranda and Durante staged an impromptu performance on the set for the cast and...