Breno Mello

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Birthday
7, 1931
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Jul 11, 2008 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1931
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Jul 11, 2008 (76)

About

Most famous for his starring role in the Academy Award-winning 1959 movie Black Orpheus, this Brazilian actor also appeared in the films Os Vencidos (1963); San Rata de Puerto (1963); and O Negrinho do Pastoreio (1973).

Before Fame

Before beginning his acting career, he played soccer for the Gremio Esportivo Renner, Fluminense, and Santos football clubs.

Trivia

In a tragic coincidence, he and his Black Orpheus co-star Marpessa Dawn died of heart attacks just over a month apart.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. His relationship with Amelina Santos Correa resulted in a daughter named Leticia.

Associated With

He and British actor Steven Berkoff were both in the cast of the 1988 film Prisoner of Rio.

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