Yma Sumac, “Hollywood’s Inca Princess,” dies at 86

Yma Sumac, the Peruvian-born singer whose extraordinary multi-octave vocal range, exotic looks and stage personality made her an international sensation in the 1950s, died over the weekend following an eight-month battle against colon cancer, Peruvian media reported. Sumac, 86, died at an assisted-living home in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. “It […]

by · November 3, 2008 · 0 comments · Arts/Culture, Feature