The Portuguese actress died, this Monday, in Lisbon, at the age of 96, a source close to the family told Lusa.
Born in Lisbon, on April 22, 1924, Carmen Dolores debuted on the stage at the Teatro da Trindade, in the Portuguese capital, in 1945, integrated in the Companhia Os Comediantes de Lisboa, in the play “Electra, the messenger of the gods”, by Jean Giraudoux, staged by Francisco Ribeiro (Ribeirinho).
Behind him was a journey that began years before, on the radio, as a reciter and actress, and in the cinema, where he starred in films such as “A Neighbor on the Side”, by António Lopes Ribeiro, and “Amor de Perdição”, by Leitão de Barros.
Work at the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, then with the Rey Colaço Company – Robles Monteiro, and a 60-year journey that went through most of the Portuguese stages, independent companies, cinema, radio and television. He retired in 2005, with the play “Copenhagen”, at Teatro Aberto, staged by João Lourenço.
In July 2018, the actress was decorated by the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, with the insignia of Grand Officer of the Order of Merit, as part of a tribute at the Teatro da Trindade to the actress, which included the premiere of the play “ Carmen ”, inspired by his memories, and the christening of the main room with his name.
Carmen Dolores was also distinguished with the Grand-Officer degree of the Order of Infante D. Henrique, awarded by the President of the Republic Jorge Sampaio, with the Gold Medal of the Lisbon City Council, the Sophia de Carreira prize, from the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, and the António Quadros Theater Award, among other awards .