Dionísio Azevedo

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Dionísio Azevedo
Born Taufic Jacob
April 4, 1922 (1922-04-04)
Conceição da Aparecida, Brazil
Died December 11, 1994 (1994-12-12)
Conceição da Aparecida, Brazil
Occupation Director, actor, writer
Years active 1949–1992

Dionísio Azevedo, stage name of Taufic Jacob (April 4, 1922 – December 11, 1994), was a Brazilian television, theatre, and film actor, director, and writer.[1] He started his career as an actor in Rádio Record in 1942. He moved to television, where he was a pioneer, creating TV de Vanguarda, a television theater popular in the 1950s. He directed several telenovelas, including Os Humildes, which is considered the first to address Brazilian themes, and Ambição, the first diary telenovela of the country. In cinema he acted in about 40 films.[2] In 1989, he won the Gramado Film Festival Jury Award for his role on the film A Marvada Carne.[3]

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  1. ^ "Dionísio Azevedo" (in Portuguese). Museu da TV. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dionísio Azevedo foi pioneiro da televisão". Folha de S.Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. December 13, 1994. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Festival de Gramado – Premiados" (in Portuguese). Gramado Film Festival. Archived from the original on July 1, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2014. 

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