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Marpessa Dawn

Personal information
Birth dateJanuary 03, 1934
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of deathAugust 25, 2008(age 74)
Death placeParis, France
Other namesGypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor
OccupationActress, singer, dancer

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Marpessa Dawn (January 3, 1934 - August 25, 2008), also known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor was an American-born French actress, singer, and dancer.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania of African-American and Filipino heritage, she is best-remembered for her role as "Eurydice" in the film Black Orpheus.

She and her fellow lead from that film, Brazilian actor Breno Mello, died just 42 days apart in 2008, both from heart attacks.

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