Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 10

Gender Female

Birthday 1934-01-03

Day of Death 2008-08-25

Place of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Also Known As

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Biography

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.

Acting (10)

  • 1958 Womaneater
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.

  • 1974 Sweet Movie
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    An adaptation of Robert Harris' thriller set on the eve of World War 2.