Brazilian Actor Paulo Goulart died Thursday (Mar. 13). He was 81 years old and suffered from kidney cancer. Goulart was one of the most popular stars in Brazilian television. He became famous for his successful performances in soap operas such as “Mulheres de Areia” (Sand Women), “Zazá”, “O Auto da Compadecida” (“A Dog’s Will”), “Esperança” (Hope), and “América”.
Paulo Goulart was born in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, on January 9, 1933, and his real name was Paulo Afonso Miessa. He studied industrial chemistry but, after graduating, started working as an actor in radio soap operas. In 1954 he already had a career in the theater and got married to actress Nicette Bruno, with whom he had three children: Beth Goulart, Barbara Bruno and Paulo Goulart Filho, who are also actors.
On the stage, Goulart was not only a successful actor, but also a writer and director. He became particularly famous for his work with comedies, but was also renowned on the big screen – his debut was in 1957, with Nelson Pereira dos Santos’s film “Rio Zona Norte”. He also participated in two movies about spiritism: Chico Xavier and Astral City: A Spiritual Journey. Last year, he featured in Time and the Wind, a movie that was turned into a TV series on Globo TV.
Translated by Fabrício Ferreira
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