Here are 3 famous actresses from Brazil died in 1981:
Lola Brah (July 1, 1920 Kirov-July 14, 1981 São Paulo) also known as Eleonora Beiranovicz or Eleonora Beinarowicz was a Brazilian actor.
Born in Russia to a family of Jewish immigrants, Lola Brah immigrated to Brazil with her parents when she was a child. She began her acting career in the 1950s, appearing in various films and television shows. She became particularly known for her roles in Brazilian telenovelas, including "O Sheik de Agadir" and "Os Ossos do Barão". Brah was also a theater actress, performing in plays such as "Orfeu Negro" and "Navalha na Carne". She was widely regarded as one of the most versatile and talented actresses of her generation in Brazil. Aside from acting, Brah was also a writer and published her own poetry. She died of cancer in São Paulo in 1981, at the age of 61.
In addition to her successful acting career, Lola Brah was also a pioneer in Brazilian television. She was a presenter and producer of several programs on Brazilian TV in the 1950s and 1960s, including the popular women's program "TV Mulher". Brah was also a political activist and a member of the Brazilian Communist Party. She used her platform as an actress to advocate for social justice and workers' rights. In the 1970s, she was briefly imprisoned by Brazil's military dictatorship for her political beliefs. Brah's legacy continues to be celebrated in Brazil, with a theater company and cultural center in São Paulo named in her honor.
Arlete Moreira (September 16, 1887 Rio de Janeiro-November 20, 1981 Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian actor.
Arlete Moreira began her acting career in 1909 with the play "A Morgadinha dos Canaviais". She went on to become a prominent figure in the Brazilian theater scene, appearing in plays such as "Hamlet" and "The Threepenny Opera". In addition to her work on stage, she also starred in several films, including "Com a Mão na Massa" (1939) and "Os Três Garimpeiros" (1954). Moreira was known for her versatile acting abilities and was often praised for her emotional range and ability to bring depth to her characters. She retired from acting in the early 1960s and spent her later years living in Rio de Janeiro. She passed away in November 1981 at the age of 94.
Despite her successful acting career, Arlete Moreira also faced some challenges due to her gender. As a woman during that time period, she had limited opportunities in the arts and many roles went to male actors instead. However, she persevered and became one of the most respected actors in Brazil. Moreira was also a pioneer in the dubbing industry, lending her voice to many foreign films and television shows that were shown in Brazil.
In addition to her acting work, Moreira was also involved in social causes. She was a member of the Brazilian Communist Party and supported workers' rights and social justice. Her activism and outspoken views often led to her being blacklisted during the dictatorship era in Brazil.
Moreira was married to fellow actor Procópio Ferreira, who was also a prominent figure in the Brazilian theater scene. Together, they had a son named Paulo. Her legacy in Brazilian theater and film continues to be celebrated to this day.
Inhana (March 28, 1923 Araras-June 11, 1981 São Paulo) also known as Ana Eufrosina da Silva was a Brazilian singer and actor.
Inhana was born Ana Eufrosina da Silva in Araras, a city in the interior of São Paulo. She began her artistic career as a singer, performing in radio programs and live shows in the 1940s. In the 1950s, she began to work in cinema, acting in several films and shorts.
In 1951, Inhana released her first recording, the single "Saudade de Amar", which became a hit. She continued to release records throughout the 50s and 60s, becoming known for her sweet, melodious voice and her interpretations of traditional Brazilian music.
In addition to her music career, Inhana was also a prolific actor, appearing in over 30 films and television shows during her career. She was known for her talent and versatility as an actress, and for her ability to bring depth and authenticity to her roles.
Inhana passed away in São Paulo in 1981, at the age of 58. She remains a beloved figure in Brazilian music and cinema, remembered for her contributions to both of these important cultural forms.
Inhana's success in music and cinema was not limited to Brazil. In the early 1960s, she had a successful tour in Japan, performing in major cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. Her performances were well-received by Japanese audiences, and she became one of the first Brazilian artists to gain international recognition. Inhana was also known for her social activism. She was a member of the Brazilian Communist Party and used her platform to speak out against social injustices, particularly those affecting women and the working class. Her dedication to social causes earned her respect and admiration from many of her fans and peers. In addition, Inhana was also an accomplished painter, with a particular talent for landscapes and still-life paintings. Despite passing away at a relatively young age, Inhana's legacy continues to inspire and influence Brazilian music and cinema, as well as the wider cultural sphere of Brazil.