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Emilinha Borba

Emilinha BorbaAKA Emília Savana da Silva Borba

Born: 31-Aug-1921
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: 3-Oct-2005
Location of death: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Caju cemetery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Brazil
Executive summary: Queen of Brazilian Radio

Born in Mangueira, a poor part of Rio de Janeiro, in 1921, though many sources say 1923. She was elected "Queen of [Brazilian] Radio" in 1953. During her lengthy career (1939-64) her face appeared on magazine covers over 350 times. Returning from retirement briefly in 2003, she recorded a CD, Emilinha Pinta e Borda.

Husband: Artur de Souza Costa Filho (m. 1952, one son)
Son: Artur Emilio

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