Marpessa Dawn
Name: Marpessa Dawn
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Female
Birth Day: January 3, 1934
Death Date: August 25, 2008(2008-08-25) (aged 74)
Paris, France
Age: Aged 74
Birth Place:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Marpessa Dawn

Marpessa Dawn was born on January 3, 1934 in  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (74 years old). Marpessa Dawn is an Actor, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.

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# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Dhyana Kluth Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Marcel Camus Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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As per our current Database, Marpessa Dawn died on August 25, 2008(2008-08-25) (aged 74)
Paris, France.


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She began acting in England, with some minor TV roles. Then, in 1953, she relocated to France and while occasionally working as a governess also sang and danced in nightclubs, where she met director Marcel Camus. At the age of 24 she won the role of "Eurydice" in his film Black Orpheus. The film won the Palme d'Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. She married Camus, but divorced him soon after and married Belgian actor Georges-Eriv Vander-Elst, whom she met when they appeared together in a play at the American Centre in Paris. They had a civil ceremony held in secrecy. Considered a great beauty, she was featured in November 1959 by Ebony and has been hailed as "one of Ebony magazine's prettiest cover girls, along with the likes of Dorothy Dandridge, Halle Berry, Vanessa Williams and Lena Horne".


Dawn remained in Europe, working in French films and television. She also had several theatrical parts, including a starring role in Chérie Noire, a highly successful stage comedy which played for seven years, touring France, Belgium, Switzerland, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, and Le Jardin des délices (The Garden of Delights), by Fernando Arrabal, with Delphine Seyrig, 1969. Her subsequent career, however, was much less successful. She appeared in a 2005 documentary about Vinicius de Moraes, who wrote the original play from which Black Orpheus was adapted. She and her fellow lead from that film, Brazilian actor Breno Mello, died just 42 days apart in 2008, both from heart attacks. She was 74 years old at the time of her death in Paris and left five children and four grandchildren.

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