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Marpessa Dawn

3 January 1934 to 24 August 2008

Cast by her director husband Marcel Camus as Eurydice in Orfeu Negro (1958), Dawn was lauded for her performance but never saw her acting career reach such heights again. She appeared in small roles in a few more films, followed Camus to Europe and performed intermittently on stage and television.

- Read Marpessa Dawn's Guardian Obituary
- Read Marpessa Dawn's New York Times Obituary