Mário Reis in Hello, Hello, Carnival!, 1936
|Birth name||Mário da Silveira Meireles Reis|
|Born||December 31, 1907|
|Origin||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Died||October 5, 1981 73)(aged|
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