Carmen Miranda a square? Yes.
The Brazilian-born 1940s singer-actress with the banana headdress had her name immortalized in asphalt on Friday. An intersection across from Mann's Chinese Theatre was officially designated Carmen Miranda Square.The actress, who died in 1955, has her footprints in cement in front of the theater. Only about a dozen Los Angeles intersections have been named for historic personages.
"Carmen was a pioneer," Sergio Mielniczenko, a cultural attache to the Brazilian Consulate, told the Los Angeles Times. "She was the first name that was widely known from Brazil."