Here are 2 famous actors from Brazil died in 1981:
Glauber Rocha (March 14, 1939 Vitória da Conquista-August 22, 1981 Rio de Janeiro) also known as Glauber de Andrade Rocha or Pedro was a Brazilian film director, screenwriter, actor, film producer, writer and film editor. He had five children, Ava Patria Yndia Yracema Gaitan Rocha, Pedro Paulo Lima, Eryk Rocha, Daniel Jardim Gomes Rocha and Paloma Rocha.
Rocha was a key figure in the Brazilian film movement known as Cinema Novo, which emerged in the 1960s as a response to Hollywood-style studio productions. He gained international recognition for his films, such as "Black God, White Devil", "Antonio das Mortes", and "Entranced Earth", which combined elements of avant-garde cinema with a focus on Brazilian history and social issues. Rocha's films often featured a mix of documentary and fictional elements, and showcased the rich culture and diversity of Brazil. In addition to his work in film, Rocha was also a prolific writer and playwright, and his works have been translated into multiple languages. He died at the young age of 42 from a heart attack in Rio de Janeiro, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire filmmakers around the world.
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Amácio Mazzaropi (April 9, 1912 São Paulo-June 13, 1981 São Paulo) a.k.a. Mazzaropi was a Brazilian film director, actor, film producer, screenwriter, singer and production designer. He had one child, Péricles Mazzaropi.
Mazzaropi was born to Italian immigrants in Brazil and started his career in the arts as a stage actor, performing in theaters before transitioning to film. He is known for his traditional Brazilian "caipira" character in his films, often portraying a simple, rural man from the countryside. He gained mainstream success with his 1952 film "Sai da Frente," which became the highest-grossing Brazilian film of that time. Mazzaropi went on to direct and produce over 30 films, which were very popular in Brazil throughout the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He also founded his own production company, PAM Filmes, which produced his films. In addition to his work in film, Mazzaropi was also a singer and songwriter, with several of his songs made famous through his films. He remains a prominent figure in Brazilian cinema and his contributions to the industry are celebrated to this day.
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