Ronald Golias (May 4, 1929 — September 27, 2005) was a Brazilian comedian and actor.

Ronald Golias
A photograph of the face of Ronald Golias
Ronald Golias at an unspecified date
PseudonymGolias
Birth nameRonald Golias
Born(1929-05-04)May 4, 1929
São Carlos, Brazil
DiedSeptember 27, 2005(2005-09-27) (aged 76)
São Paulo, Brazil
Resting placeCemitério do Morumbi, São Paulo, Brazil
MediumRadio, film, television
NationalityBrazilian
Years active1957–2005
GenresCharacter comedy, physical comedy, satire
Subject(s)Naivety; Brazilians; politics
ChildrenPaula Golias
Notable works and rolesPacífico and Bronco

Biography edit

Golias was born in the city of São Carlos, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and worked as a tailor assistant and insurance agent, amongst other professions. But, during the 1950s, he impressed Manoel de Nóbrega, who hired him to work as a comedian, both on TV and on the radio.

His first character was named "Pacífico", a tongue-in-the-cheek young man, that made famous the catch phrase "Ô Cride!", Portuguese for "Hey, Cride!", being "Cride" a Brazilian nickname, or misspell for the name Euclides. A big hit, it paved the way for a cinema career, where he worked on ten movies. Back to television, he brought with himself "Bronco", his main cinema character, and became a big TV hit from 1967 to 1971 with A Família Trapo ("The Trapo Family", a reference to the von Trapp family from The Sound of Music). In this show, Bronco was the brother-in-law of an Italian short-tempered man. Bronco never held a job and lived off his brother-in-law, and he was never too intimidated to view his (often provocative) opinions. His sister was a character played by Renata Fronzi. Golias' character was the most important for the show's "rhythm" and also the funniest character.

In 1979, a short-lived Brazilian version of Mork & Mindy appeared as Superbronco. It was produced by Rede Globo and starred Ronald Golias and actress Liza Vieira. Superbronco had only one season and was canceled although it was among the ten highest TV audience rates in 1979.

Since the early 1990s, he worked in the TV show A Praça é Nossa, playing the character Pacífico, and sometimes also "The Master" (a sage who answered questions from the people using sexual innuendo jokes on them), "Isolda" (a woman who liked to talk about her personal life to Carlos Alberto de Nóbrega, the host of the show A Praça é Nossa) and "Professor Bartolomeu Guimarães". Also was starring since 2004 a TV show of his own called Meu Cunhado, along with another famed Brazilian comedian, Moacyr Franco. When Golias died, there were 22 episodes of Meu Cunhado never shown on TV, and that probably will never be aired, because his family asked SBT to stop airing his material. He was a good friend of the Brazilian comedian Renato Aragão.

Golias died in 2005 in São Paulo, from multiple organ failure, after being hospitalized with lung infection.[1]

Discography edit

78 rpm disc edit

  • Lágrimas de Amor / Chico Mulato (1956)[2]
  • Trudia / Ai que Humilhação (1957)[3]
  • Festa de Aniversário / O Gozadinho Chegou (1957)[4]
  • Copa do Mundo / Toureiro (Torero) (1958)[5]
  • A Bandolinha / Aguenta Bastiana (1958)[6]
  • Ó Crides / Mi Dimira Muito (1959)[7]

LP record edit

  • Bilhetinhos de Jânio (Coletânea de J. Pereira) (1960)[8]
  • "Côrte Rayol Show" (1967) – Guest appearance[9]
  • Olímpiaaaa (1967)[10]
  • Ronald Golias (1968)
  • A escolinha do Golias (1968)[11]
  • Ronald Golias (1970)[12]
  • Ronald Golias (1972)[13]
  • Ronald Golias (1974)
  • Humor a quatro (1979)
  • As anedotas do Pasquim (1980)

Theatrical performances edit

Year Title Role Notes
1972 Circuito Fechado It premiered at the Theatro Serrador.[14]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1956 A Praça da Alegria Pacífico Broadcast by TV Paulista
1965 Quatro Homens Juntos Carne de Pescoço and Tony Frank Broadcast by TV Record
1965 Ceará contra 007 Bartolomeu Broadcast by TV Record
1967 Família Trapo Bronco Broadcast by TV Record
1972 Bronco Total Bronco Broadcast by TV Record
1979 Superbronco Bronco Broadcast by Rede Globo
1986 Bronco Bronco Broadcast by Rede Bandeirantes
1990–2005 A Praça é Nossa Pacífico, Bartolomeu Guimarães, The Master, Isolda, and Profeta Broadcast by SBT
1991–1996 A Escolinha do Golias Pacífico Broadcast by SBT
2004 Meu Cunhado Bronco Broadcast by SBT

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
1957 Marido Barra Limpa[15] Teófilo
1958 Vou te Contá…[16]
1960 Tudo Legal[17] Bronco
1961 O Dono da Bola[18] Carlos da Silva Bronco
1961 Os Três Cangaceiros[19] Carlos Bronco
1962 Os Cosmonautas[20] Gagarino da Silva
1963 O Homem que Roubou a Copa do Mundo[21]
1968 Repórter da Tela. n.740[22] Himself Newsreel
1969 Agnaldo, Perigo à Vista![23] Brazilian driver Guest appearance
1969 Golias Contra o Homem das Bolinhas[24] Pacífico
1996 Celebração[25] Himself Documentary film

References edit

  1. ^ "Comedian was a pioneer of Brazilian television". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Sarasota: The New York Times Company. September 30, 2005. p. 6B. Retrieved August 10, 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  2. ^ "78 RPM" [78 RPM]. Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "78 RPM" [78 RPM]. Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "78 RPM" [78 RPM]. Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "78 RPM" [78 RPM]. Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "78 RPM" [78 RPM]. Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "78 RPM" [78 RPM]. Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "BILHETINHO DE JÂNIO - Manoel da Nóbrega e Ronald Golias" [LITTLE NOTE OF JÂNIO - Manoel da Nóbrega e Ronald Golias]. Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  9. ^ "CÔRTE RAYOL SHOW - Agnaldo Rayol e Renato Côrte Real" [CÔRTE RAYOL SHOW - Agnaldo Rayol and Renato Côrte Real]. Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "OLIMPIAAAA". Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  11. ^ "A ESCOLINHA DO GOLIAS". Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  12. ^ "RONALD GOLIAS". Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  13. ^ "RONALD GOLIAS". Brazilian Musical Memory Institute (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  14. ^ Circuito Fechado [Circuito Fechado] (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Itaú Cultural. ISBN 978-85-7979-060-7. Retrieved August 15, 2019. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)
  15. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - MARIDO BARRA LIMPA" [FILMOGRAPHY - MARIDO BARRA LIMPA]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  16. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - VOU TE CONTÁ..." [FILMOGRAPHY - VOU TE CONTÁ...]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  17. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - TUDO LEGAL" [FILMOGRAPHY - TUDO LEGAL]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  18. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - O DONO DA BOLA" [FILMOGRAPHY - O DONO DA BOLA]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  19. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - OS TRÊS CANGACEIROS" [FILMOGRAPHY - OS TRÊS CANGACEIROS]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  20. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - OS COSMONAUTAS" [FILMOGRAPHY - OS COSMONAUTAS]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  21. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - O HOMEM QUE ROUBOU A COPA DO MUNDO" [FILMOGRAPHY - O HOMEM QUE ROUBOU A COPA DO MUNDO]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  22. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - REPÓRTER DA TELA. N.740" [FILMOGRAPHY - REPÓRTER DA TELA. N.740]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  23. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - AGNALDO - PERIGO À VISTA" [FILMOGRAPHY - AGNALDO - PERIGO À VISTA]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  24. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - GOLIAS CONTRA O HOMEM DAS BOLINHAS" [FILMOGRAPHY - GOLIAS CONTRA O HOMEM DAS BOLINHAS]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  25. ^ "FILMOGRAFIA - CELEBRAÇÃO" [FILMOGRAPHY - CELEBRAÇÃO]. Cinemateca Brasileira (in Portuguese). Retrieved August 8, 2019.

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