Sua Vida Me Pertence (Portuguese for Your Life Belongs To Me) is a Brazilian pioneering television series known as the first telenovela produced in the country.[1] The show was broadcast in black and white by the now defunct TV Tupi in São Paulo from 1951 to 1952.[1] The series pioneered the telenovela genre worldwide, and featured Brazil's first live on-screen television kiss in broadcast history between actress Vida Alves and actor Wálter Forster.[1]

Sua Vida Me Pertence
Created byWálter Forster
Directed byWálter Forster
StarringWálter Forster
Vida Alves
Lia de Aguiar
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of episodes15
Original release
NetworkTV Tupi
ReleaseDecember 21, 1951 (1951-12-21) –
February 2, 1952 (1952-02-02)

Unlike standard soap operas, it concentrated on one primary story line and reached a conclusion after a set number of episodes. In this format, it was an innovation of its age, and was progenitor of the ongoing genre.

The series premiered on December 21, 1951,[1] just over a year since the birth of TV Tupi. It was broadcast live, twice per week, for fifteen episodes, and centred upon the will-they won't-they romance between an attractive young girl, played by Vida Alves, and her lover, played by Wálter Forster, acting as a launch-pad to fame for the latter.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d "A atriz que deu o primeiro beijo - e o primeiro beijo gay - na TV brasileira". BBC Brasil. 2016-12-19. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  2. ^ 1001 TV Series You Must See Before You Die, Paul Condon, ISBN 978-1-84403-887-9

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