Rodrigues, Amália da Piedade Rebordão

Born: Jul 01, 1920 AD
Died: 1999 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: Actresses, Singer

1920 - Born on July 1st in Lisbon. Amalia Rodrigues, the singer-songwriter who powerfully personified her country's brooding Fado (fate, or destiny) music.

1939 - She began to perform in clubs along the waterfront, her career took off, paving the way for appearences in theatre productions, movies and world-wide concert tours.

1974 - A coup brought down a half-century of rightist dictatorship, and Amalia was accused of collaborating with the deposed fascist regime.

1999 - Died on October 6th at her home in Lisbon, Portugal.

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