Lourdinha Bittencourt

Lourdinha Bittencourt (née Maria de Lourdes Bittencourt; October 30, 1923 – August 19, 1979) was a Brazilian actress and singer who took part in the musical ensemble Trio de Ouro from 1952 to 1957, replacing the lead singer Dalva de Oliveira. She also appeared in telenovelas such as Rosa Rebelde (1969), Véu de Noiva (1969), Irmãos Coragem, (1970), Selva de Pedra (1972), Fogo Sobre Terra (1974), and in films such as Poeira de Estrelas (1948),[1] É Proibido Sonhar (1944) and Obrigado, Doutor (1948). She died in 1979 of a stroke.

Lourdinha Bittencourt
Maria de Lourdes Bittencourt

(1923-11-30)November 30, 1923
DiedAugust 19, 1979(1979-08-19) (aged 55)

Life and careerEdit

As a movie starEdit

Abandoned in the orphanage Asilo Melo Matos at birth,[2] Lourdinha Bittencourt was adopted by piano teacher Maria Bittencourt. Since her childhood she showed interest in music and dance.[3] Stimulated by her mother she began taking courses to develop her artistic skills, a process which soon led her to work at Cassino da Urca as child prodigy.[4] In 1935, she appeared in the cast of the movie Noites Cariocas, and in several other films the following years.[2] Lourdinha Bittencourt took part in mmany films such as Maria Bonita and Cidade Mulher, both from 1936. She also appeared in É Proibido Sonhar (1943), Moleque Tião (1943),[5] Asas do Brasil (1947), Obrigada Doutor, and Poeira de Estrelas (1948), O Homem Que Passa and Não Me Digas Adeus (1949).

As singerEdit

In 1949, she recorded her first solo album for the label Star, with the songs Não Vale Recordar by Mário Rossi and José Conde, and Lenço Branco by Oscar Bellandi. Three years later she married Antonio Gonçalves Sobral, popularly known as Nelson Gonçalves, with whom she had two children.[2] That same year she joined the third formation of the musical band Trio de Ouro,[2] replacing singer Naomi Cavalcanti, alongside Herivelto Martins and Raul Sampaio. Among her first recordings as member of the band was a re-recording of Ave Maria no Morro, one of the great hits of the band at the beginning of the 1940s, sung by Dalva de Oliveira.[6] The band was commissioned by Radio Nacional, remaining in the company until 1954. She then traveled throughout several Brazilian states, besides going to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru. Despite the success of the band at that time, she was the female figure who never equaled Dalva de Olivera, nonetheless they achieved some success with her vocals on India by J. A. Flores and M. Guerrero, Negro telefone by Herivelto Martins and David Nasser, Saudades de Mangueira by Nelson Trigueiro and Bartholomew Silva, and Luzes da Ribalta by Charles Chaplin.

In 1957, Lourdinha Bittencourt faced health problems that prompted her departure from the band.[2] In 1959, her marriage broke apart and she then divorced Nelson Gonçalves.[7] In 1960, she released an album with the song Ouvi Dizer by Adelino Moreira, and Como No Primeiro Dia (Comme Au Premier Jour) by Hubert Giraud and Pierre Dorsey through the label Polydor. The following year she released through RCA Victor a 78-RPM album with another song by Adelino Moreira entitled Ouvi Dizer and Eu Te Amo, also by Adelino Moreira with participation of Nelson Gonçalves.[7]

As actress on televisionEdit

From 1969, she worked as an actress of telenovelas, debuting in the role of Martha in Rosa Rebelde.[7] In 1970, she appeared in the cast of the soap opera Irmãos Coragem,[2] one of the greatest soap operas of Brazilian television produced by Rede Globo. Four years later she starred in Fogo Sobre Terra,[2] her last appearance on television. That same year, she took part in the album Encontro com Adelino Moreira na Churrascaria Cinderela, where she sand the songs Ouvi dizer and Eu te amo.



Year Label Title Composer Title Composer
1949 78 RPM (Star) Não Vale Recordar Mário Rossi, José Conde Lenço Branco Oscar Bellandi
1952 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Gaúcho Velho Herivelto Martins, Pedro de Almeida Última Festa Herivelto Martins, Zeca Ivo
1952 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Conversando Com A Chuva Pedro de Almeida O Bonde De Santa Teresa Waldemar Ressureição
1952 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Se A Saudade Falasse Herivelto Martins Ave Maria no Morro Herivelto Martins
1952 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Ouro Preto Herivelto Martins, David Nasser Alvorada De Luz Paulo Marques, Pedro de Almeida
1952 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Noite Enluarada Herivelto Martins, Heitor dos Prazeres Sereno Herivelto Martins, Nelson Gonçalves
1952 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Perdoar Herivelto Martins, Raul Sampaio Toureiro Valente Herivelto Martins, Paulo Medeiros
1952 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Tirolês Herivelto Martins Barraco De Tábua Herivelto Martins, Victor Simon
1952 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Mister Eco Manezinho Araújo, Carvalhinho Marcha Do Trouxa Herivelto Martins, Adelino Moreira,
Nelson Gonçalves
1953 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Índia José Asunción Flores,
Manuel Ortiz Guerrero
Caboclo Abandonado Herivelto Martin, Benedito Lacerda
1953 78 RPM (RCA Victor) História Cabocla Herivelto Martins, José Messias Festa No Sul Rubens Silva, Raul Sampaio
1953 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Noites Do Paraguai Herivelto Martins, Samuel Aguayo,
P. J. Cartés
Negro Telefone Herivelto Martins, David Nasser
1953 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Luzes da Ribalta Charles Chaplin Maria Loura Herivelto Martins, David Nasser
1954 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Saudade De Mangueira Herivelto Martins Me Deixe Em Paz Jovelino Marques
1954 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Boca Fechada Lupicínio Rodrigues Vaya Con Dios Joubert de Carvalho, L. Russel,
I. James, B. Pepper
1954 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Quem Dera Herivelto Martins Berço De Rei Herivelto Martins
1954 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Mironga De Moça Branca Gastão Viana Quem Tá De Ronda? Príncipe Pretinho
1954 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Balada do Ouro Negro Paul Francis Webster, Dimitri Tiomkin A Baiana Sambou Herivelto Martins, Cyro Monteiro
1954 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Noite Santa Silenciosa Franz Gruber Sino de Belém Version - Evaldo Ruy
1955 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Última Homenagem Blecaute, Herivelto Martins Louca Herivelto Martins, José Messias
1955 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Vencida Herivelto Martins, Atílio Bruni João João Herivelto Martins, David Nasser
1955 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Tudo É Samba Herivelto Martins, Fernando Lobo Maria Do Socorro Blecaute, Herivelto Martins
1956 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Ninguém Sofreu Herivelto Martins, José Messias Claudionor Herivelto Martins. Nelson Gonçalves
1956 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Ci-ciu-ciu (Canção do Rouxinol) S. Seracini, E. Minoretti Natal Branco Irving Berlin
1956 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Rancho da Serra Herivelto Martins, Blecaute Cidadão Bolero Pedro de Almeida, Rubens Silva
1956 78 RPM (RCA Victor) E Não Sou Baiano Waldemar Ressurreição Outra Vez Herivelto Martins, David Nasser
1956 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Buonanotte Al Bambini Del Mondo Caribé da Rocha, A. Zarra,
E. Monoretti
História Infantil Herivelto Martins
1957 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Jurei Herivelto Martins, José Messias Ai Favela Brasinha, Paulo Medeiros
1957 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Melhorou Hein Herivelto Martins, José Messias Vou-me Embora Pra Goiás Herivelto Martins, Rubens Silva
1957 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Nhá Marema Herivelto Martins Moamba De São Benedito Luis Peixoto, Vicente Paiva
1957 78 RPM (RCA Victor) O Samba Tem Oldemar Magalhães, Rosalino Senos Se Adormeço Herivelto Martins, David Nasser
1960 78 RPM (Polydor) Ouvi Dizer Adelino Moreira Como No Primeiro Dia Giraud, Dorsey
1961 78 RPM (RCA Victor) Ouvi Dizer Adelino Moreira Eu Te Amo Adelino Moreira, Nelson Gonçalves


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  5. ^ Barros, Orlando de (2010). A guerra dos artistas. Editora E-papers. p. 169. ISBN 8576502860.
  6. ^ Pesciotta, Natália. "Nelson Gonçalves". Almanaque Brasil. Archived from the original on 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
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