Brazilian movie actors died when they were 75

Here are 2 famous actors from Brazil died at 75:

Jair Rodrigues

Jair Rodrigues (February 6, 1939 Igarapava-May 8, 2014 Cotia) a.k.a. Jair Rodriguez or Jair Rodrigues de Oliveira was a Brazilian singer, actor, musician and businessperson. He had two children, Jair Oliveira and Luciana Mello.

He died caused by myocardial infarction.

Jair Rodrigues was one of the most prominent stars of Brazilian popular music from the 1960s till his death in 2014. He had a distinctive style of singing, and his music was influenced by a range of different genres such as samba, soul, funk, jazz and African rhythms. His most famous hits include "Deixa Isso Pra La", "Disparada", "Tristeza" and "Majestade, o Sabiá".

Apart from his successful music career, Jair Rodrigues also appeared in several films and TV shows. He was also known for his entrepreneurial ventures and founded his own record label in the 1980s. He supported several social and political causes throughout his life and was a strong advocate for the rights of the Afro-Brazilian community.

Jair Rodrigues has been posthumously honored with several awards for his contributions to Brazilian music, including the Latin Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2014. His musical legacy continues to inspire generations of Brazilian musicians and fans alike.

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Zózimo Bulbul

Zózimo Bulbul (September 21, 1937 Rio de Janeiro-January 24, 2013 Rio de Janeiro) also known as Zozimo Bulbul, Jorge da Silva, José Zózimo, Zozimo or Zózimo Bulbo was a Brazilian actor, screenwriter, film director and activist.

He died in myocardial infarction.

Throughout his career, Zózimo Bulbul became known for his contributions to Brazil's Black Cinema movement. He made his directorial debut in 1975 with the film "Abolição," which explored the history of slavery in Brazil. He went on to act in and direct numerous films that tackled issues of race, class, and social justice in Brazil.

Aside from his work in film, Zózimo Bulbul was also a political activist and a member of the Brazilian Communist Party. He fought against racism and inequality both on and off screen, using his art as a platform for social change.

Despite facing obstacles due to racism in the film industry, Zózimo Bulbul remained dedicated to his craft, co-founding the Black Film Directors Collective (Coletivo de Diretores Negros do Cinema Brasileiro) in the 1980s to support fellow Black filmmakers in Brazil.

Zózimo Bulbul leaves behind a legacy as one of Brazil's most prominent Black filmmakers and a champion for social justice.

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