|Name:||Gilda de Abreu|
|Birth Day:||September 23, 1904|
|Death Date:||Jun 4, 1979 (age 74)|
As per our current Database, Gilda de Abreu died on Jun 4, 1979 (age 74).
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She started her acting career in 1933 after she secured a spot in the stage production of Bonequinha de Seda.
Abreu married Vicente Celestino, a fellow singer and actor, in 1933. He was cast as the lead in all three of her feature-length productions. Two of the films (O Ébrio and Coração materno) were based upon songs he had written. Celestino died in 1968, and then Abreu died on June 4, 1979, in Rio de Janeiro.
Born to a wealthy family, Gilda de Abreu began her career as a singer, performing in stage musicals and operettas. She first started appearing in theater productions in 1936, when she starred in the romantic comedy Bonequinha de Seda, produced by Adhemar Gonzaga. The film acted as a break-out role for Abreu, allowing for a transition from her previous stage-based career to one in the Brazilian film industry.
She was one of the first women to direct films in Brazil, coming to renown for her directorial debut, O Ébrio (The Drunkard) in 1946. The film, in addition to being the first sound film directed by a woman, was a commercial and critical success, with approximately 4 million viewings between 1946 and 1950. It is still regarded as "one of the great successes of Brazilian Cinema", according to film historian João Luiz Vieira.
After O Ébrio, Abreu directed Pinguinho de gente (Tiny Tot) in 1949 and Coração materno (Mother's Heart) in 1951. Neither achieved the same critical or commercial success as O Ébrio. These were her final films as director until 1977, when she directed the short film Canção de Amor (Love Song).
Currently, Gilda de Abreu is 118 years, 0 months and 5 days old. Gilda de Abreu will celebrate 119th birthday on a Saturday 23rd of September 2023.
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