Virgilio Teixeira (actor)

Virgilio Delgado Teixeira (26 October 1917 – 5 December 2010) was a Portuguese film, television and stage actor, known for roles in Portuguese, Spanish and American films. He was known as a Portuguese "heartthrob" and a leading actor during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.[1]

Virgilio Teixeira
Born
Virgilio Delgado Teixeira

(1917-10-26)26 October 1917
Died5 December 2010(2010-12-05) (aged 93)
Occupationactor
Years active1943–2010
Spouse(s)Vanda Teixeira (?-2010) (his death)

Teixeira was born in Funchal, Madeira, on 26 October 1917.[1] He began his career in Portuguese and Spanish cinema before taking roles in Hollywood productions.[1] Teixeira made his film debut in the 1943 film, Ave de Arribação.[1] In 1948, Teixeira portrayed Julio, the love interest of Amalia Rodrigues's character, in Fado, História de uma Cantadeira, which was directed by Perdigão Queiroga.[1] His later work in Portuguese film and television included A Mulher do Próximo in 1982 and the telenovela, Chuva na Areia, in 1984.[1]

Teixeira's Hollywood credits included roles in Alexander the Great, Return of the Seven, and Doctor Zhivago.[1]

Additionally, Teixeira served as the first director of the Centro das Comunidades Madeirenses.[1]

Virgilio Teixeira died in Funchal, Madeira, of respiratory problems on 5 December 2010, at the age of 93.[1] He was survived by his wife, Vanda Teixeira.[1] President of the Regional Government of Madeira Alberto João Jardim called Teixeira a "Great Madeiran" following his death.

Selected filmographyEdit

  • O Costa do Castelo (1943)
  • Ave de Arribação (1943) - The fisherman
  • Um Homem às Direitas (1945) - José
  • A Noiva do Brasil (1945) - Manuel de Medeiros, first
  • José do Telhado (1945) - José do Telhado
  • Cero en conducta (1945) - Siqueira
  • Cais do Sodré (1946) - Toino Ventura
  • Ladrão, Precisa-se!... (1946) - José
  • La mantilla de Beatriz (1946) - D. Luis de Meneses
  • The Holy Queen (1947) - Alfonso Sánchez
  • Três Espelhos (1947) - Miguel
  • Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira (1947) - Júlio Guitarrista
  • Extraño amanecer (1948)
  • Amanhã Como Hoje (1948) - (uncredited)
  • El verdugo (1948)
  • Uma Vida para Dois (1949) - Mário Vilar
  • Heróis do Mar (1949) - João Manuel
  • The Bad Lord Byron (1949) - Pietro Gamba
  • Ribatejo (1949) - António, the bulls' wrangler
  • A Volta de José do Telhado (1949) - José do Telhado
  • Flor de lago (1950)
  • Yo no soy la Mata-Hari (1950) - Richard / Tte. Jorjof
  • Agustina of Aragon (1950) - Juan, el Bravo
  • Vendaval (1950) - Capitán Mir
  • Saturday Night (1950) - Nunú
  • Torturados (1950) - Raúl
  • The Lioness of Castille (1951) - Pedro de Guzmán
  • Dawn of America (1951) - Pedro de Arana
  • Lola the Coalgirl (1952) - Capitán Gustavo Lefevre
  • Devil's Roundup (1952) - Ángel
  • Nazaré (1952) - António 'Tonho' Manata
  • La hija del mar (1953) - Tomás Pedro
  • Cañas y barro (1954) - Tonet
  • Zalacaín el aventurero (1955) - Martín Zalacaín
  • La hermana alegría (1955)
  • Father Cigarette (1955)
  • Nubes de verano (1955) - Carlos
  • Un día perdido (1955) - Andrés
  • Alexander the Great (1956) - Ptolemy
  • Perdeu-se um Marido (1957) - Eduardo
  • Dois Dias no Paraíso (1957) - Eduardo Pimentel
  • La estrella del rey (1957) - Leopoldo
  • Polvorilla (1957)
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) - Ali
  • La Tirana (1958) - Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
  • Habanera (1958)
  • The Redeemer (1959) - Saint John
  • Carta al cielo (1959)
  • Solomon and Sheba (1959) - (uncredited)
  • Tommy the Toreador (1959) - Parilla, the Bullfighter
  • The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960) - Miguel
  • Julia y el celacanto (1961) - Juan
  • El Cid (1961) - (uncredited)
  • The Happy Thieves (1961) - Cayetano the Bullfighter (credited as Virgilio Texera)
  • Rosa de Lima (1961) - Dimas
  • The Balcony of the Moon (1962) - Domingo de Triana
  • Face of Terror (1962) - Matt Wilder
  • Usted tiene ojos de mujer fatal (1962)
  • Duel at the Rio Grande (1963) - Sacerdote
  • Los conquistadores del Pacífico (1963)
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) - Marcellus
  • Ella y el miedo (1964) - Esteban Ruiz
  • Saul e David (1964) - Abner
  • Passagem de Nível (1965) - Eduardo
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965) - Captain (uncredited)
  • A Voz do Sangue (1966) - João do Souto
  • A Man Could Get Killed (1966) - Inspector Rodrigues
  • The Sea Pirate (1966) - Decrees
  • Return of the Seven (1966) - Luis Delgado
  • Il grande colpo di Surcouf (1966) - Decrees
  • The Magnificent Two (1967) - General Carrillo
  • Batida de raposas (1976) - Germán
  • Tricheurs (1984) - Toni
  • O Crime de Simão Bolandas (1984) - D.Lourenço
  • A Mulher do Próximo (1988) - Antonio
  • Eternidade (1992) - Álvaro
  • Vertigem (1992) - Luís Gouveia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Actor Virgílio Teixeira morre aos 93 anos". Correio da Manhã. 2010-12-06. Retrieved 2010-12-27.

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