This Day In Jamaican History

On this day in Jamaican History: Amru Sani, international actress and singer

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Amru Sani

Amru Sani

On 16th August 1925 singer and actress Amru Sani was born in Jamaica. Amru experienced short-lived fame in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. Between 1956 and 1958 she made several appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, including the episode on which Elvis Presley made his first Sullivan appearance. One of the highlights of Amru Sani’s career as a singer is her recording a 45 RPM single in 1956 for the Grand Award record label, containing the tracks “I’m in the Mood for Love” and “Tabasco” — the latter of which was used by McIlhenny Company to promote its Tabasco brand pepper sauce. As an actress, Sani appeared in Maracatumba . . . ma non è una rumba (Italy, 1949), The Naked Maja (1958), and John Huston’s The Bible: In the Beginning (1966). Amru Sani passed away on August 15th, 2000.

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