The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, September 19, 2019


Brazilian theater and TV actress Della Costa, whose whose career spanned seven decades, dead at 89
Maria Della Costa, 1958. Photo: Unidentified photographer. Cedoc-Funarte.


RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP).- Maria Della Costa, a renowned Brazilian theater and TV actress whose career spanned seven decades, has died aged 89, Globo television reported Sunday.

The daughter of immigrant Italian farmers, Della Costa was well-known for her eponymous theater house in Sao Paulo, which first brought globally renowned plays to a Brazilian audience.

Globo reported the actress died late Saturday of a pulmonary embolism in a Rio hospital.

Born Gentile Maria Marchioro Della Costa on New Year's Day in 1926 in the southern town of Flores da Cunha, Della Costa was already a model by age 14.

But she swiftly developed a love of theater. Encouraged by first husband Fernando de Barros, Della Costa made her stage debut in 1944 in "A Moreninha" ("The Brunette").

After marrying her second husband, theater producer Sandro Polloni, also of Italian origin, the couple turned their attention to producing.

Together they founded the Theater of Popular Art in Rio in 1948 and then the Teatro Maria Della Costa in Sao Paulo.

Della Costa was known for producing oeuvres today regarded as classics but which were controversial and liable to censorship in a conservative country on the threshold of military rule.

She also assumed a number of television roles from 1969, starting with "Beto Rockfeller," a soap series about a shoe salesman mixing with high society and telenovela "Estupido Cupido" ("Stupid Cupid").

In 2002, Brazil's culture ministry bestowed the Order of Cultural Merit on Della Costa, by then retired and helping to run a hotel in the colonial coastal resort of Paraty.

Della Costa had no children from either of her marriages. Her second husband, Polloni, died 1995.




1994-2015 Agence France-Presse






Today's News

January 26, 2015

Mons, the European Capital of Culture, opens exhibition of works by Vincent van Gogh

War injuries key to Spanish search for 'Quixote' author Miguel de Cervantes' remains

Sotheby's London to offer Claude Monet's exquisite museum-quality painting 'L'Embarcadère'

Kunsthaus Zrich presents 'Master Drawings: 100 Years of the Prints and Drawings Collection'

Raphael's Small Cowper Madonna goes on view at the Worcester Art Museum

Skiing posters, Art Nouveau beauties lead Swann Galleries' February 12 auction

Samuel Morse's monumental painting of Louvre masterpieces comes to The Huntington

More than 100 artist self-portraits featured in new exhibition at Turner Contemporary

The gloves from Ali-Liston II in 1965, the most controversial sports event in modern history, ready for auction

Exhibition of new chalkboard paintings by Rita Ackermann opens at Hauser & Wirth Zurich

First New York solo exhibition of Derek Franklin on view at Thierry-Goldberg Gallery

'This is no less curious': Journeys through the collection at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Brazilian theater and TV actress Della Costa, whose whose career spanned seven decades, dead at 89

Short films and video installations by Bjørn Melhus on view at Kunsthall Rotterdam

Exhibition of new paintings by Bay Area artist Tucker Nichols opens at Gallery 16

Contemporary male quilt artists bring unique aesthetic and provocative subject matter to a traditional craft

Solo exhibition of works by Israeli artist Michel Platnic opens at Art Plural Gallery

Akron Art Museum opens 'Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting'

'Touching On Water: Paintings by Thomas Paquette' opens at The Rockwell Museum

Solo exhibition by artist Corinne Felgate opens at Rook & Raven

Exhibition at MK Gallery explores how artists transform our experience of time

Under Foundations: Group exhibition opens at SculptureCenter

Chinese conductor sees new bridges with West

Solo exhibition of new sculptures by David Altmejd opens at Modern Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lvy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful