Actor Roberto Guilherme, the eternal Sergeant Brush, dies at 84

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Actor Roberto Guilherme, who was part of the cast of several TV Globo productions and where he became famous as Sergeant Brush, died this Thursday (10th) in Rio de Janeiro. He was 84 years old.

According to the broadcaster, the act had cancer and was hospitalized at the São Vicente clinic, in the South Zone of the city. Roberto is survived by his wife, Sheila Nunes, with whom he had been married for 56 years, and children Willian and Valeska.

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Baptized as Edward Guilherme Nunes da Silva, Roberto Guilherme was born in Ladário, Mato Grosso do Sul. At the age of 14, already in Rio de Janeiro, he started playing football as a left winger for Vasco da Gama. At 18, he served in the military and became a paratrooper sergeant.

He did not abandon football and even played for the Brazilian Military Football Team. While still in the army, he wrote an amateur play staged at Olaria Atlético Clube. One day an actor was absent, and Roberto Guilherme had to replace him. A producer saw the play and invited him to audition for TV Rio. He began his television career there.

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In 1963, the already actor went to TV Excelsior, where he met Renato Aragão. Among the various programs in which he acted on the network was “Os Legionários”, from 1965, in which he played a military man who had no name, but was the embryo of Sergeant Pincel.

It was on TV Record that Roberto Guilherme played Sergeant Pincel for the first time, in the program “Quartel do Barulho”, in 1966. Afterwards, he started to team up with Renato Aragão in the program “Praça da Alegria”.

In 1969, he went to TV Tupi, where he was on several programs. At the invitation of Wilton Franco, he returned to Record, to work on the program “Os Insociáveis”, from 1971 to 1974, which included Didi, Dedé, Mussum and the singer Vanusa.

In 1975 the troupe moved to Tupi, and Zacarias became the fourth member of the group. “Os Trapalhões” appeared there, according to a note from TV Globo. Roberto Guilherme was also part of the program, with supporting characters. The attraction remained on the air until 1976.

In 1981, Roberto started working at TV Globo, where he participated in programs such as “Viva o Gordo” and “Balança Mais Não Cai”.

But, without a doubt, it was with “Os Trapalhões” that the actor was immortalized in the public’s memory. From 1982 to 2013, he worked on several projects led by Renato Aragão. In 2015, he joined “Zorra”, where he remained until 2017.

His last works on television were “Treme Treme” and “Dra. Darci”, in 2018, both at Multishow. In cinema, Roberto Guilherme acted in more than a dozen films. Most of them next to the Trapalhões.

Renato Aragão used his Instagram account to speak out about the death of his friend and attraction colleague.

Source: CNN Brasil

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