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Margarita Pracatan dies

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  1. Sarah

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53164140

    Have to post on this as she provided much entertainment for myself and my best friend when we were at school:

    Margarita Pracatan, the flamboyant Cuban singer who broadcaster Clive James helped make a household name in the UK, has died at the age of 89.

    Known for her appearances on James's ITV chat show, the woman born Margarita Figueroa in 1931 brought a Hispanic flourish to numerous well-known songs.

    James discovered her on US cable TV and hired her as his show's "resident New York-based Latin American chanteuse".

    Her social media said she had "left for the ultimate Happy Hours in the sky".

    Pracatan's flamboyant fashions, thick accent and often wayward grasp on her musical material made her a popular fixture on 1990s television.


    'She's really like that'
    "Margarita gives everything she's got, every time," said James himself. "If she forgets the words, she sings something else. She never stops.

    "When people ask me if it's all an act, I give them the true answer: no it isn't. She's really like that. Somebody had to be, and fate chose her."

    Pracatan gave her own tribute to James when he died last year, paying homage to his "intelligence... talent and beautiful way of living."

    Last year she was seen performing on The Real Housewives of New York City.

    The news was confirmed to the BBC by Stephen Langham, a friend who looked after her affairs in the UK.

    Pracatan's flamboyant fashions, thick accent and often wayward grasp on her musical material made her a popular fixture on 1990s television.


     
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  2. Willie Oleson

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    I've never seen her on TV or in a show but I have one of her songs on a gay CD.

     
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    Same! I used to love back in the '90s the TV I would watch, usually when my mum was at work. And then at school we would all laugh about it and re-sing those stupid songs she'd sing. Even very young I could tell she wasn't faking it, that was really how mad she was. She just had to be real. AMAZING! RIP..
     
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    Too amazing for words really! HALLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH!!!!!!
     
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