Hebe Camargo

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Hebe Camargo
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Hebe Maria Monteiro de Camargo

(1929-03-08)March 8, 1929
Taubaté, São Paulo, Brazil
DiedSeptember 29, 2012(2012-09-29) (aged 83)
São Paulo, Brazil
Other names
  • Rainha da Televisão Brasileira
  • Loiruda
OccupationPresenter, humorist, actress, singer
Years active1943–2012
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Décio Capuano
m. 1964⁠–⁠1971)
(divorced) 1 child
Lélio Ravagnani
m. 1973⁠–⁠2000)
(his death)
Musical career
WebsiteOfficial website

Hebe Maria Monteiro de Camargo Ravagnani DmSEDama OficialDmIH[1] (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɛbi mɐˈɾi.ɐ mõˈtejɾu dʒi kɐˈmaɾɡu ˌʁavɐˈɲɐ̃ni]; March 8, 1929 – September 29, 2012) was a Brazilian television host, singer and actress. She is considered the "Queen of Brazilian Television" (Portuguese: Rainha da Televisão Brasileira). She died at her home on September 29, 2012. Her net worth was over US$360 million.[2]

Early years[edit]

Hebe Camargo was born in Taubaté, São Paulo, was the daughter of Esther Magalhães Camargo and Sigesfredo Monteiro de Camargo, both of Portuguese origin,[3][4] She began her career as a singer in the 1940s with her sister Estela, as Rosalinda e Florisbela. During her singing career, Camargo performed sambas and boleros in nightclubs.[5] She left her musical career to devote more time to radio and television.[4] She was invited by Assis Chateaubriand to attend the first live broadcast of Brazilian television, in the neighborhood of Sumaré, São Paulo, Brazil.[5]


As a singer, Camargo appeared in comedy films by Mazzaropi and starred with Agnaldo Rayol in one of them.[4] In the 1950s, she entered television and worked as a presenter in a series on TV Paulista. In 1955, Camargo appeared in the first program for women on Brazilian television, O Mundo é das Mulheres (The World belongs to Women), on television in Rio de Janeiro,[6] which aired five times a week.

In the 1960s, Camargo moved to the Rede Record network, where, for many years, she maintained a top-rated program. During the Jovem Guarda era, Hebe gave way to new talent. On April 10, 1966 the network began broadcasting a Sunday program featuring Camargo as an interviewer.[7][8] This show was sponsored by the Brazilian airline, Varig, with an advertising featuring Camargo.[9]

Camargo was seen on almost every television station in Brazil, including the Rede Record and Rede Bandeirantes, in the 1970s and 1980s.[10]

In 1980, after a long hiatus she returned to work as an interviewer. From March 1986 to December 2010, Camargo was on the SBT Network, where she presented the television program Hebe, which became one of the network's longest-running programs. The show was also broadcast on Rede Tupi and Rede Bandeirantes, and had a spin-off show Hebe por Elas (Hebe for Them) in the early 1990s.[11] She also presented Fora do Ar, and participated in Telethon, comedy specials, and Romeu e Julieta, in which she starred with Ronald Golias and Nair Bello.[12]

In 1995, EMI released a CD of Camargo's greatest hits. On April 22, 2006 she celebrated her thousandth program on SBT. She also has participated in social activities, such as taking part in the Cansei movement, a 2007 protest critical of the Brazilian government.[13]

Camargo was spending New Year's Eve in Miami when she complained of severe abdominal pain. A bulletin issued by the hospital later reported that Hebe was subjected to a diagnostic laparoscopy, which found cancer.[14][15] On January 8, 2010, Camargo was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in São Paulo[16] for surgery to remove cancer from the peritoneum.[17] After surgery and chemotherapy, she returned to work on March 8, 2010.[18]

Illness and death[edit]

Camargo suffered from cancer since 2010. She died at dawn on September 29, 2012, having probably suffered a cardiac arrest while she was sleeping.[citation needed]

On popular culture[edit]

  • Hebe – The Musical was a theatrical production directed by Miguel Falabella and performed by Débora Reis from January to April 2018.[19]
  • Hebe (2019) will be a movie based in the Hebe's life journey and career, it would be produced and directed by Cáca Diegues, but afterward, Maurício Farias replaced him. The actress Andréa Beltrão will perform the presenter and the actor Daniel Boaventura will perform Silvio Santos.[20]
  • "Hebe: Forever" (2019) – on display from this Tuesday until June 2 in Farol Santander, in São Paulo. The immersive and interactive exhibition remembers the career of the singer and presenter that left a mark in the history of Brazilian television.[21][22]

Awards and honors[edit]


  • 2009 – Xuxa e o Mistério de Feiurinha
  • 2005 – Coisa de Mulher
  • 2000 – Dinosaur (Portuguese dubbing of Baylene)
  • 1960 – Zé do Periquito
  • 1951 – Liana, a Pecadora
  • 1949 – Quase no Céu

Television career[edit]

Studio of Hebe program
  • 2010 – Fantástico
  • 2010 – SBT Brasil
  • 2009 – Elas Cantam Roberto
  • 2009 – Vende-se Um Véu de Noiva
  • 2007 – Amigas e Rivais
  • 2003 – Romeu e Julieta Versão 3
  • 2000 – TV Ano 50
  • 1995 – A Escolinha do Golias
  • 1990 – Romeu e Julieta Versão 2
  • 1980 – Cavalo Amarelo
  • 1978 – O Profeta
  • 1970 – As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor
  • 1968 – Romeu e Julieta Versão 1
  • 1950 – Primeira Apresentação Musical da TV Brasileira


See also[edit]


  2. ^ "Veja quem vai ficar com a fortuna de Hebe Camargo – Record TV – R7 Balanço Geral". videos.r7.com.
  3. ^ "HEBE CAMARGO: FESTA PORTUGUESA DE ANIVERSÁRIO". Alex Palhano. September 29, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Biografia de Hebe Camargo". Portal São Francisco. January 16, 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Perfil de Hebe Camargo no Te Contei".
  6. ^ "BOL, Hebe Camargo completa 80 anos neste domingo".
  7. ^ DELAS Web Radio :: Porque o mundo é Delas! Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Dramaturgia Brasileira – Hebe Camargo Archived January 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Classic Airliners & Vintage Pop Culture (August 24, 2014). "Varig Sud Aviation SE-210 Caravelle Commercial – 1960" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Hebe Camargo – A Rainha da TV". O Globo. January 17, 2010. Retrieved January 17, 2010.
  11. ^ "OFuxico – Hebe Camargo faz 80 anos e ganha homenagem". Archived from the original on February 20, 2009.
  12. ^ Especial Hebe Camargo, NO AR! "CTN:. Canal News Audiência da TV[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Rocha, Thiago (August 17, 2007). "Hebe e Ivete Sangalo engrossam a multidão do 'Cansei'". OFuxico. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved August 16, 2011.
  14. ^ Hebe Camargo passa bem após cirurgia de três horasBrasil em Folhas
  15. ^ Hebe Camargo está com tumor no peritônio, informa boletim médicoBrasil em Folhas
  16. ^ "News "Hebe Camargo was admitted in São Paulo" – Hebe Camargo".
  17. ^ Hebe Camargo está internada em São Paulo e deve ser operadaBrasil em Folhas
  18. ^ "Hebe Camargo Says She is 'Bald', Just Like Marcelo Tas". diversao.terra.com.br. March 24, 2010. Retrieved April 16, 2010.
  19. ^ "HEBE O MUSICAL" (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  20. ^ "Hebe Forever – A Broadway é Aqui" (in Portuguese). Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "Exposição 'Hebe Eterna', um mergulho na vida da estrela queridinha do Brasil". HuffPost Brasil (in Portuguese). March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  22. ^ "Hebe Eterna".
  23. ^ "Special Awards". Latin GRAMMYs.

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