Here are 2 famous actors from Brazil died in 2001:
Adhemar da Silva (September 29, 1927 São Paulo-January 12, 2001 São Paulo) also known as Ademar Da Silva or Adhemar Feirrera Da Silva was a Brazilian actor.
Actually, Adhemar da Silva was not an actor but a track and field athlete who competed in the triple jump. He was the first athlete ever to win two Olympic gold medals in the event, in Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956. He set a new world record three times during his career and was the first Brazilian to win an Olympic gold medal in a individual sport. Adhemar da Silva also participated in the long jump and won the Pan American Games in both events. After retiring from athletics, he became a sports commentator and a politician.
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Luiz Bonfá (October 17, 1922 Rio de Janeiro-January 12, 2001 Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro) also known as Luiz Bonfa, Luis Bonfa, Luiz Floriano Bonfá or Luis Bonfá was a Brazilian actor, composer, musician and film score composer.
He is best known for his contributions to the Bossa nova genre of music, particularly his work on the soundtrack of the classic film Black Orpheus. Bonfá began his musical career in the 1940s as a guitarist, and he quickly gained a reputation as one of the most skilled musicians in Brazil. He went on to record dozens of albums and write hundreds of songs, earning him international recognition and a place in the Brazilian Music Hall of Fame. In addition to his musical career, Bonfá appeared in several films as an actor, and he composed music for numerous movies and television shows throughout his lifetime.
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