The Oscars Decoded: The Black Winners Who Often Get Overlooked

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IRENE CARA

The singer/actress took home a Best Original Song Oscar in 1983 for co-writing “What a Feeling,” which was featured in the dance film, Flashdance. The first African American woman to win a non-acting Oscar, Cara is also know for her acting and performance in the 1980 film, Fame.

IRENE CARA

The singer/actress took home a Best Original Song Oscar in 1983 for co-writing “What…

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