Escalera was an American singer and actress.
sang and co-wrote the song "Flashdance"..
Escalera was born on March 18, 1959..
Irene Cara is also known for recording the title song
for her appearance as Coco
in the 1980 film Fame..
At age three, Irene Cara was one of five finalists for the
"Little Miss America"
She sang on both the title track "Fame" and the film's second single,
"Out Here on My Own"