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Marpessa Dawn

Marpessa Dawn (January 3, 1934 — August 25, 2008), also known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor was an American-born French actress, singer, and dancer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania of African-American and Filipino heritage, she is best-remembered for her role as "Eurydice" in the film Black Orpheus. She and her fellow lead from that film, Brazilian actor Breno Mello, died just 42 days apart in 2008, both from heart attacks.

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Jan 3, 1934 In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Womaneater 1958-04-01
Latest Project:
Movie Private Collections 1979-06-27
Known For
Poster of Le bal du comte d'Orgel
Poster of Chérie Noire
Poster of El secreto de los hombres azules
Poster of Discorama
Movie Private Collections a siren 1979-06-27
Movie Sweet Movie Mama Communa 1974-06-12
Movie Bubu-Tie 1972-01-02
Movie Le bal du comte d'Orgel Unknown 1970-06-30
Movie Chérie Noire Chérie 1966-10-27
Movie 38-24-36 Self 1963-01-01
Movie El secreto de los hombres azules Malika 1961-08-11
Series Discorama Self 1959-02-04
Movie Black Orpheus Eurydice 1959-06-12
Movie Womaneater Native Girl 1958-04-01