Maria Tanase(1913-1963), Romanian singer of folkloric music. She made her debut on stage during her High School years. In 1934 she joined the Carabus Theater. She represented Romania at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1937 and in 1939 New York World's Fair. In 1938 she made her radio debut. In 1955 she received the State Prize, in 1957 the medals of "The Order for Activity", "The State Award", and the title "Honored Artist of the Republic" for her contribution to the arts.