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Actress María Fernanda dies in Rio at the age of 96

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One of the last remnants of the first generation of modern actresses in Brazil, Maria Fernanda died at the Casa de Saúde São José from pneumonia.

The actress Maria Fernanda, daughter of the poet Cecília Meireles, died this Saturday (30), at the age of 96. Her death occurred at the Casa de Saúde São José, in Humaitá, where she had been hospitalized since Tuesday (26).

According to the medical unit, María Fernanda died as a result of bacterial pneumonia. She is a widow, she left an only son, Luiz Heitor Fernando Meireles Gallão, fruit of her first marriage with the television director Luiz Gallon. The family did not release information about her funeral.

Baptized Maria Fernanda Meirelles Correia Dias, the actress was born in Rio de Janeiro on October 25, 1925. She was one of the three daughters of the poet Cecília Meireles, all Marías (Maria Mathilde and Maria Elvira, already deceased) with the Portuguese painter. Fernando Correia Dias. , who committed suicide when she was 10 years old.

Considered one of the last remnants of the first generation of modern actresses in Brazil, María Fernanda dedicated more than half her life to teledramaturgy.

On television, he played prominent characters in historical soap operas such as “Gabriela” (1975) and “Pai Herói” (1979), by Globo. In cinema she participated in more than 20 productions, among them “Carlota Joaquina, princess of Brazil”, in which she played queen María I, la loca.

But it was in the theater where Maria Fernanda established herself artistically – she was Ofelia in the first Brazilian production of “Hamlet”, and she won all the theater awards in the country for the iconic character Blanche DuBois, from “Um Bonde Chamado Desejo” and for years She was a theatrical judge for the Shell Prize.

Maria Fernanda’s last jobs as an actress were in 2004, in the play “A Importância de Ser Fiel”, by the TAPA Group, and in 2015, in the movie “O Quinze” (2005), based on the play by Rachel of Queiroz.

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