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Maria Tănase

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Information: Maria Tănase, a Romanian singer.

Maria Tănase was a Romanian singer and actress. Her music ranged from traditional Romanian music to romance, tango, chanson, and operetta.

Tănase had a similar importance in Romanian as Édith Piaf in France or Amália Rodrigues in Portugal. In her nearly three-decade-long career, she became widely regarded as Romania's national diva, being admired for her originality, voice, physical beauty, and charisma. In Romania, she was regarded as a major cultural icon of the 20th century. In 2006 she was included in the list of the 100 Greatest Romanians of all time by a nationwide poll.


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