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Anselmo Duarte

Anselmo Duarte Bento (April 21, 1920 – November 7, 2009) was a Brazilian actor, screenwriter and film director. Initially known as a leading man in popular musical comedies (known in Brazil as "chanchadas"), he debuted as filmmaker in 1957's "Absolutamente Certo", in which he also stars. His next film, "O Pagador de Promessas" (1962), adapted from a stage play by Dias Gomes, won the Golden Palm at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. It is, to date, the only Brazilian feature film to be so distinguished and the first Cannes' Southern Hemisphere Golden Palm for best feature film. Duarte was awarded with the Order of The Cultural Merit, Brazil's highest cultural civilian honor, and with the Order of Ipiranga, which is the state of São Paulo's highest civilian honor. He was also awarded with titles of merit citizenship by numerous Brazilian municipalities including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salto, his birthplace. In 2009, the municipality of Salto inaugurated a multimillion-dollar cultural and educational center named "Centro Cultural e Educacional Anselmo Duarte", housing a 500 audience amphitheater for film and theatrical events. The center also displays for public view the original "Golden Palm" awarded to Duarte at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival. n 2008, at 88, Duarte founded a cultural organization (Instituto Anselmo Duarte) dedicated to restoring selected Brazilian films and creating special, free of charge, educational projects aimed at young filmmakers to improve their technical filmmaking skills. After his death, his son, Ricardo Duarte, 69, became the institute's president. Upon being diagnosed by suffering Alzheimer's dementia in 2002, Duarte spent his last 7 years of life under the care of his son, Ricardo, and his grandchild, Daphne, a preeminent Brazilian artist. Anselmo had 4 children. Reaching stage 6 on his Alzheimer illness condition, a bladder cancer was detected which led to a severe blood hemorrhage, precipitating a heart stroke. Although both the bladder cancer and heart conditions had been successfully treated, a sudden massive hemorrhagic brain stroke left the legendary Brazilian actor and filmmaker in a coma for 6 days, which led to his passing on November 7, 2009. Description above from the Wikipedia article Anselmo Duarte, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 21, 1920 In Salto, São Paulo, Brazil
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Querida Suzana 1947-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Brazilian Cinema in the 20th Century 2017-03-31
Known For
Poster of Paranóia
Poster of Aviso aos Navegantes
Poster of O Caçula do Barulho
Poster of Querida Suzana
Movie Brazilian Cinema in the 20th Century Unknown 2017-03-31
Movie Eu eu eu José Lewgoy Unknown 2011-11-25
Movie The Man Who Bottled Clouds Himself 2008-07-28
Movie Adolfo Celi, a Man for Two Worlds Himself 2006-02-19
Movie Brasa Adormecida 1986-08-15
Movie Tensão no Rio Unknown 1984-08-29
Movie Chick Fowle, o Faixa Preta do Cinema Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie Embalos Alucinantes: A Troca de Casais Felipe 1979-06-04
Movie A Casa das Tentações Unknown 1977-09-29
Movie Paranóia Unknown 1976-09-13
Movie Ninguém Segura Essas Mulheres Unknown 1976-12-15
Movie Já Não Se Faz Amor Como Antigamente Atílio 1976-12-07
Movie Assim Era a Atlântida Unknown 1975-08-27
Movie O Marginal Lemos 1974-06-21
Movie Noiva da Noite - O Desejo de 7 Homens Unknown 1974-11-10
Movie Independência ou Morte Gonçalves Ledo 1972-09-02
Movie Juventude e Ternura Estênio 1968-03-01
Movie A Madona de Cedro Adriano Mourão 1968-05-21
Movie The Case of the Naves Brothers Lieutenant 1967-05-30
Movie Un rayo de luz Pablo 1960-09-09
Movie O Cantor e o Milionário Tito Livio 1958-07-21
Movie Absolutely Right Zé do Lino 1957-07-26
Movie Arara Vermelha Tenente Luís 1957-09-02
Movie Depois Eu Conto Zé da Bomba 1956-07-27
Movie Carioca Symphony Ricardo 1955-01-01
Movie O Diamante Unknown 1955-08-18
Movie Carnaval em Marte 1955-02-05
Movie Sinhá Moça 1953-05-11
Movie Tico-Tico no Fubá Zequinha de Abreu 1952-04-21
Movie Appassionata Unknown 1952-05-26
Movie Veneno Hugo 1952-11-26
Movie Maior Que o Ódio Unknown 1951-03-16
Movie Don't Tell Me Goodbye 1950-10-10
Movie Aviso aos Navegantes Alberto 1950-02-07
Movie The Shadow of Another Unknown 1950-10-27
Movie Carnaval no Fogo Ricardo 1949-01-01
Movie O Caçula do Barulho Unknown 1949-04-06
Movie Terra Violenta Dr. Carlos 1949-08-15
Movie Pinguinho de Gente Unknown 1949-10-02
Movie Querida Suzana Unknown 1947-01-01