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Yma Sumac

Let's discuss this fabulous creature!

by BenZreply 1008/18/2013

I remember her appearance in "Secret of the Incas", and one of her final performances on the David Letterman Show. One of the most repeated rumors was that her stage name was an anagram of her real name, Amy Camus, from Jersey City, NJ! Her voice was interesting, incredible and completely unique. Her turn on Letterman was more than good, considering her age. I was amazed when I saw her, I thought she had gone to Incan heaven years before.

by BenZreply 108/15/2013

R1 the Amy Camus Rumor was just crazy ass gossip. Yma Sumac was Peruvian.

Her voice was insane! Five octaves, was it?

by BenZreply 208/15/2013

Here she is on Letterman:

by BenZreply 308/16/2013

Thanx for posting that clip, r3 Equal parts Norma Desmond and Juanita Hall, wouldn't you say?

by BenZreply 408/16/2013

I thought the Amy Camus story was true.

by BenZreply 508/18/2013

Saw her in FOLLIES at Long Beach Civic Light Opera...

She played HEIDI

250lbs...waddling around...could understand a word she sang or said!


Oh yeah...Karen Morrow, Juliet Prowse, Shani Wallace and of course Dorothy Lamour as Hattie!

by BenZreply 608/18/2013

Why was Letterman so mean to her? Was she dismissed as camp?

by BenZreply 708/18/2013

Her name is a bit much.

by BenZreply 808/18/2013

Her songs in Flahooley are so weird, especially compared to the rest of the score. It somehow works for me though.

We need to find out the inside scoop from Barbara Cook about what she was like to work with.

by BenZreply 908/18/2013

Start working on that, R9.

by BenZreply 1008/18/2013
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