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Maysa Figueira Monjardim (born June 6, 1936 in São Paulo; died January 22, 1977), better known as Maysa Matarazzo or simply Maysa, was a singer, composer, and actress from Brazil. She is associated with fossa and Bossa nova music. Maysa showed talent at a young age and by twelve had written a samba, which later became a hit from her first album. She married a member of an old-rich family at 18 and two years later had a son, Jayme Monjardim, who would later be known as a television director. In the late 1950s she formed a successful bossa nova group and also did television work.