(Araújo Neto), Cazuza (Agenor) b. April 4, 1958 d. July 7, 1990 Singer. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and died in Sao Paulo (Brazil). He and his band Barao Vermelho triumphed in the 80s. He become one of the most important pop-rock singers from Brazil. He is remembered for his songs Todo Amor que Houver Nessa Vida, Maior Abandonado, Exagerado and Precizo Dizer que te Amo, and his albums Barao Vermelho, Ideologia and Burguesia. He was awarded in 1998 for the best pop-rock singer in Brazil. Also he composed the soundtrack of famous brazilian film, played by...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Abramo, Lélia b. February 8, 1910 d. April 9, 2004 Actress. Born to Italian immigrants in São Paulo, Brazil, he was a figure in Brazillian theater, motion pictures and television. Her best known roles were in the films "Veredas da Salvação" (1965) and "O Quarto" (1968). She was also a well-known political activist and one of the founders of President Lula da Silva's Workers Party. (Bio by: Butterfly) Cemitério Gethsemani, Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Alves, Carmelia b. February 14, 1923 d. November 3, 2012 Singer. Called the "Queen of Baiao", she was one of her country's most popular vocalists over a long career. Born Carmelia Alves Curvello, little is recorded of her early years save that she began singing on radio around 1940 and was soon performing at Rio de Janeiro's Hotel Copacabana, initially presenting the Carnival hits of the day. Carmelia released her first record, "Deixei do Sofrer", in 1943 and gradually began specializing in Baiao, music inspired by the folk rhythms of northeastern...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Becker, Cacilda b. April 6, 1921 d. June 14, 1969 Actress. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for her career on her country's stage. Born Cacilda Becker Yaconis in the Sao Paulo suburb of Pirassununga to a Brazilian mother and an Italian father, she was raised from an early age in Santos under somewhat Bohemian conditions. After acting in amateur productions she got her professional start in the 1947 film feature "Light in Their Eyes" and had her big break the next year when she was offered a part in "Women's Next" at Sao Paulo's Brazilian...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemitério do Araçá, Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bengell, Norma b. February 21, 1935 d. October 9, 2013 Actress. An award-winning romantic lead of the Brazilian and Italian cinema, she is perhaps best remembered for the dubious distinction of being the first 'big name' actress to be depicted frontally nude on screen. Born Norma Aparecida Almeida da Pinto Guimaraes d'Aurea Bengell, she first earned notice as a magazine and runway model then began appearing in stage reviews. Norma cut a 1959 record album which featured a rather heavily accented English version of the jazz standard "Fever" and that...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brandão Vilela, Cardinal. Avelar b. June 13, 1912 d. December 19, 1986 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Viçosa, Avelar Brandão Vilela was the elder brother of Senator Teotônio Vilela who fought for the return of democracy in Brazil. Entering seminary in Maceió, later moving to that of Olinda, he was ordained priest for the diocese of Arucajú in October 1935. Named member of the teaching staff of the local seminary and secretary of the diocese, at the early age of thirty four, he was appointed bishop of the diocese of Petrolina by Pope Pius XII, receiving his...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Catedral de São Salvador da Bahia, São Salvador da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil
Campello, Cely b. June 18, 1942 d. March 4, 2003 Brazilian Actress. She appeared in the films, "Ritmo Alacinante" (1975), "Jec Tatu" (1960), and "Ze De Periquito" (1960). Also appeared in the television series, "Estupido Cupido" (1976). (Bio by: K) Cemitério Flamboyant, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Castelo Branco, Humberto De Alencar b. September 20, 1897 d. July 18, 1967 Brazilian Military, Political Leader. Castelo Branco served as President of Brazil from April 15, 1964 to March 15, 1967. His early adult life saw him serving in the Brazilian army where he would rise to marshal. Castelo Branco was named Chief of Staff of the Army by President Joao Goulart in 1963. A year later he was one of the leaders of a coup that toppled Goulart and chosen to serve as president. Castelo Branco was seen as a "new economically stable Western ally" against communism by...[Read More] (Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) Mausoleum of Castelo Branco, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Chacrinha b. September 30, 1917 d. June 30, 1988 Brazilian Television Personality. Born José Abelardo Barbosa de Medeiros, in Surubim, Brazil, he was a popular Brazilian radio and TV comedian, known as “Chacrinha”. He began his career as a radio presenter, then due to his sense of humor he had great success as a host on many Brazilian TV networks shows from the 1950s to 1980s. He introduced many new artists on his TV programs, would interrupt the musical numbers being performed, while honking a horn, poking fun at guests and throwing fish...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Corona, Lauro b. July 6, 1957 d. July 20, 1989 Actor. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is best remembered for his work in TV series "Dancin' Days" (1978), "Os Gigantes" (1979), "Marina" (1980), "Louco Amor" (1983), "Corpo a Corpo" (1984), "Direito de Amar" (1987) and "Vida Nova" (1988). On screen, he worked in "O Sonho Nao Acabou" (1982) and "Bete Balanço" (1984). He died in his hometown from AIDS. (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
da Silva, Cardinal. Augusto Álvaro b. April 8, 1876 d. August 14, 1968 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of Recife, Augusto Álvaro da Silva, entered seminary in Olinda and was ordained priest in March 1899. Master of ceremonies of the cathedral of Olinda, he was named privy chamberlain of His Holiness in 1908. At the early age of thirty five, da Silva was elected as the first bishop of the newly erected see of Floresta by Pope Pius X, receiving his episcopal consecration on October 22, 1911. Transferred to the diocese of Barra do Rio Grande on June 25, 1915, he...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Catedral de São Salvador da Bahia, São Salvador da Bahia, Bahia, Brazil
De Araujo Sales, Cardinal. Eugenio b. November 8, 1920 d. July 9, 2012 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Holding the title Protopriest as the Church's senior Prelate in age and length of service, he shall be remembered as the longtime Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro. Born at Acari to a family of wealth and position, he was educated in the Seminary of Fortaleza and was ordained a Priest on November 21, 1943. Following a decade of parish service in the Archdiocese of Natal he was consecrated Bishop on August 15, 1954, and initially named Auxillary of Natal. As Bishop he...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
de Barros Câmara, Cardinal. Jaime b. July 3, 1894 d. February 18, 1971 Roman Catholic Cardinal. A native of São José, Jaime de Barros Câmara entered seminary in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, and was ordained priest in Florianópolis of the first day of the year 1920. For the next fifteen years, he served within the archdiocese of Florianópolis, first as substitute to the cathedral pastor and later as coadjutor of the parish of Tijucas, chaplain of the Sisters of the Divine Providence, pastor of the metropolitan cathedral and rector of the Azambuja-Brusque...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
de Vasconcelos Motta, Cardinal. Carlos Carmelo b. July 16, 1890 d. September 18, 1982 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Bom Jesus do Amparo born Carlos Carmelo de Vasconcelos Motta received his initial studies at Fazenda da Prata and later at the Colégio Matosinhos of the Marist Brothers in Congonhas do Campo, before moving to the faculty of law of Belo Horizonte. Entering the Major Seminary of Mariana, he was ordained priest in the latter city on June 20, 1918. Vicar coadjutor of Taquaruçu for eleven months, he was named chaplain of Asilo São Lums da Serra da Piedade and later of the...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Metropolitan Cathedral Of Aparecida, Aparecida, São Paulo, Brazil Plot: Capela da Ressurreição.
Della Costa, Maria b. January 1, 1926 d. January 24, 2015 Actress. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for her long career on the Brazilian stage and screen. Born Gentile Maria Marchioro Della Costa to Italian immigrant parents, she was attractive from a young age and had a significant modeling career by the time she was 14. Drawn to the stage, she made her 1944 theatrical bow in "The Brunette", then was first seen on the silver screen in 1946's "O Cavalo 13". Following the end of her teenage first marriage she wed producer Sandro Polloni and in 1948...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemiterio Municipal de Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fonseca, Ademilde b. March 4, 1921 d. March 27, 2012 Singer. Called the "Queen of Choro" she was one of her country's most popular vocalists over two generations and shall be remembered for supplying the words for a predominantly instrumental genre of music. Born Ademilde Fonseca Delfino in Sao Goncalo do Aramante, little is recorded of her early years but she apparently took to show business early as she was performing professionally in Rio de Janeiro by 1941. Ademilde had her first hit in 1942 with Zequinha de Abreu's "Tici Tico no Fuba"; she...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil