The wake of actress, singer and presenter Lolita Rodrigues, who died at the age of 94, this Sunday (5), due to pneumonia, will take place next Monday (6), in a ceremony closed to friends and family. The location has not yet been announced and the artist’s body will be cremated.
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In 2015, after turning 86, the actress gave up fame to live a simple life by the sea, in João Pessoa, capital of Paraíba, where she died. Lolita’s voluntary exile came with the desire to retire and enjoy life, more calmly and with less stress, alongside her family.
— I’m insecure and I always want to do everything exactly right. I feel a mix of joy and fear, but I think all actors are like that. Even with so many years in the profession, each new character is like a debut day — she commented, in an interview with the newspaper O Globo, when talking about the perfectionism she always pursued in any work, both in her youth and in her old age.
Sylvia Gonçalves Rodrigues Leite, known by her stage name Lolita Rodrigues, was born in Santos, on the coast of São Paulo, in March 1929, and was part of the generation that pioneered television in Brazil. It was she who sang the “Hino da TV Brasileira”, lyrics by Guilherme de Almeida and music by Marcelo Tupinambá, on TV Tupi’s debut program, held on September 18, 1950.