Alfredo de Freitas Dias Gomes (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈdʒiɐʒ ˈɡõmiʃ] ) (19 October 1922 – 18 May 1999) was a Brazilian playwright.
He was born on October 19, 1922 in Salvador, Bahia. He started writing plays at age 15 and later wrote soap operas. He wrote the first ever colored soap opera in Brazilian television, and the one with the highest rating of all time. He was also a writer of numerous Brazilian TV shows, miniseries, and a few movies. Keeper of Promises was the first ever Brazilian movie to be nominated for an Oscar, and the only South American to ever win the Golden Palm in Cannes. In 1950 he married Brazilian telenovelist Janete Clair and in their 33 years of marriage they had three children. She died in 1983 and six years later he remarried, to Bernadeth Lyzio. With her he had two daughters, Mayra Dias Gomes, a writer, and Luana Dias Gomes, a student of Economics at Stanford University. He died in a car accident in São Paulo, in 1999.
Antônio Carlos Gomes was the first New World composer whose work was accepted by Europe. He was the only non-European who was successful as an opera composer in Italy, during the "golden age of opera", contemporary to Verdi and Puccini and the first composer of non-European lineage to be accepted into the Classic tradition of music.
Olavo Brás Martins dos Guimarães Bilac, often known as Olavo Bilac, was a Brazilian Parnassian poet, journalist and translator. Alongside Alberto de Oliveira and Raimundo Correia, he was a member of the "Parnassian Triad". He was elected the "Prince of Brazilian Poets" in 1907 by the magazine Fon-Fon. He wrote the lyrics of the Brazilian Flag Anthem.
José Martiniano de Alencar was a Brazilian lawyer, politician, orator, novelist and dramatist. He is considered to be one of the most famous and influential Brazilian Romantic novelists of the 19th century, and a major exponent of the literary tradition known as "Indianism". Sometimes he signed his works with the pen name Erasmo.
Sônia Maria Campos Braga is a Brazilian actress. She is known in the English-speaking world for her Golden Globe Award–nominated performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) and Moon over Parador (1988). She also received a BAFTA Award nomination in 1981 for Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. For the 1994 television film The Burning Season, she was nominated for an Emmy Award and a third Golden Globe Award. Her other television and film credits include The Cosby Show (1986), Sex and the City (2001), American Family (2002), Alias (2005), Aquarius (2016), Bacurau (2019), and Fatima (2020). In 2020, The New York Times ranked her #24 in its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.
João do Rio was the pseudonym of the Brazilian journalist, short-story writer and playwright João Paulo Emílio Cristóvão dos Santos Coelho Barreto, a Brazilian author and journalist of African descent. He was elected on May 7, 1910 for the chair # 26 of Brazilian Academy of Letters.
José Gomes Ferreira, GOSE, GOL was a Portuguese poet and fiction writer with a vast work of varied influences. Gomes Ferreira was also a political activist that participated in the resistance against the dictatorship of Oliveira Salazar, becoming later a member of the Portuguese Communist Party. In the late 1970s he occupied the presidency of the Portuguese Writers Association.
O Pagador de Promessas is a 1962 Brazilian drama film directed by Anselmo Duarte. Duarte adapted the screenplay himself from the famous stage play written by Dias Gomes. Shot in Salvador, Bahia, it stars Leonardo Villar.
Rubens de Falco da Costa was a Brazilian actor best known for his work in telenovelas, specifically his portrayal as a slave owner in the 1976 telenovela, Escrava Isaura and the 1986 telenovela Sinhá Moça.
Zé Ramalho is a Brazilian composer and performer. Zé Ramalho has collaborated with various major Brazilian musicians, including Vanusa, Geraldo Azevedo and Alceu Valença to name a few. Zé Ramalho is also the first cousin of Elba Ramalho, a well known Brazilian composer and performer.
Marília Pêra was a Brazilian actress. Hailed as "one of the decade's [1980s] ten best actresses" by Pauline Kael, Pêra won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress in 1982 for her role in Hector Babenco's acclaimed Pixote, and received Best Actress awards at the Gramado Film Festival and at the Cartagena Film Festival for Carlos Diegues' Better Days Ahead. Other films include Bar Esperança, Angels of the Night and Diegues' Tieta do Agreste.
José Wilker de Almeida was a Brazilian film, stage, and television actor and director. The actor gained fame in telenovelas like "Roque Santeiro" (1985), but became known internationally for his role as Vadinho, the husband who returns from the dead to tempt Sônia Braga in the movie Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976).
The 1998 Brazilian presidential election was held in 1998 with two rounds of balloting in conjunction with elections to the National Congress and state governorships. If no candidate in the presidential election received more than 50% of the vote in the first round on 4 October 1998, a second-round runoff would have been held on 25 October 1998. The election was marked by the use of voting machines for the first time in Brazilian history.
Leila Lopes was a Brazilian actress, model, journalist, porn star and television presenter, known for her appearance in soap operas on the Rede Globo channel and later for entering the pornographic film industry.
Mayra Dias Gomes is a Brazilian author, reporter, media personality and professional wrestling valet. She currently plays the role of May Valentine on NWA Powerrr
Cristiana Barbosa da Silva de Oliveira is a Brazilian actress, model and businesswoman.
Sarah Sheeva Cidade Gomes is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, writer, and pastor.
Plínio Marcos de Barros was a Brazilian writer, actor, journalist and playwright, author of several stage plays adapted into film. Called a "Poète maudit" by some, his work features the life and struggles of underground characters, touching themes such as violence, prostitution and homosexuality, and was censored by the military government.
Jaci dos Santos, better known as Thereza Santos, was a Brazilian writer, actor, playwright, professor, and activist for women's rights and for the Black Movement of Brazil for over five decades.
Eduardo Galvão was a Brazilian actor. He participated in the Caça Talentos program, on Rede Globo, alongside Angélica. He died on the night of 7 December 2020, aged 58, a victim of COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. The 7th-day mass in his honour was celebrated on 14 December 2020.
Sofia Santos was a Portuguese actress.