Brazilian movie actors died in the year 2009

Here are 2 famous actors from Brazil died in 2009:

Anselmo Duarte

Anselmo Duarte (April 21, 1920 Salto-November 7, 2009 São Paulo) was a Brazilian screenwriter, film director, actor, film producer and film editor. His children are called Anselmo Duarte Jr. and Lídia Duarte.

Duarte was a major figure in the Brazilian film industry during his time and one of the pioneers of the Cinema Novo movement. He made his film debut in the 1940s as an actor but eventually transitioned to behind-the-scenes roles. In 1962, his film "O Pagador de Promessas" (Keeper of Promises) won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, making it the first Brazilian film to receive the prestigious award.

After his success with "O Pagador de Promessas," Duarte continued to work in the film industry, directing and producing a number of critically acclaimed films throughout the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to his work in film, Duarte was also a political activist and supporter of the Brazilian Workers' Party.

In 1990, Duarte was awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Brazilian government in recognition of his contributions to Brazilian culture. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 89, leaving behind a legacy as one of Brazil's most influential filmmakers.

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Emil Assad Rached

Emil Assad Rached (June 20, 1943 Vera Cruz-October 15, 2009 Campinas) was a Brazilian athlete and actor.

He competed in the pole vault event at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, placing 21st overall. Rached also won multiple Pan American Games medals in the pole vault throughout his career. After retiring from athletics, he pursued a career in acting, appearing in several Brazilian telenovelas and films, including the popular soap opera "A Viagem". Rached passed away in 2009 at the age of 66 due to heart and lung complications.

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