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Jorge Amado (I) (1912–2001)

Jorge Amado was born on August 10, 1912 in Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil. He was a writer, known for The Sandpit Generals (1971), Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) and Porto dos Milagres (2001). He was married to Zélia Gattai and Matilde Garcia Rosa. He died on August 6, 2001 in Salvador, Bahia. See full bio »

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 2015 O Duelo (novel)
 2012 Gabriela (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (novel)
 2011 Capitães da Areia (novel)
 2002 Pastores da Noite (TV Mini-Series) (story)
 2001 Porto dos Milagres (TV Series) (novel "Mar Morto")
 1999 Fallen Angels Paradise (novel "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos")
 1998 Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (TV Series) (novel "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos")
 1996 Tieta do Agreste (freely adapted from the novel by)
 1995 Tocaia Grande (TV Series) (novel "Tocaia Grande")
 1992 Tereza Batista (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Tereza Batista Cansada de Guerra")
 1989 Capitães da Areia (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1989 Tieta (TV Series) (novel "Tieta do Agreste")
 1986 Jubiabá (novel)
 1985 Tenda dos Milagres (TV Mini-Series) (novel)
 1983 Gabriela (novel "Gabriela, Cravo e Canela")
 1982 Kiss Me Goodbye (suggested by material from)
 1981 Terras do Sem-Fim (TV Series) (novel "Terras do Sem Fim")
 1979 Bahia (novel)
 1978 A Morte E a Morte de Quincas Berro D'Água (TV Movie) (novel)
 1976 Podzemí svobody (TV Movie) (story)
 1975 Gabriela (TV Series) (novel "Gabriela, Cravo e Canela")
 1971 The Sandpit Generals (novel "Capitães da Areia") / (story)
 1964 Seara Vermelha (novel "Seara Vermelha")
 1961 Gabriela, Cravo e Canela (TV Series) (novel)
 1957 Die Windrose (Documentary) (Brazilian segment)
 1956 Teledrama (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Terras do Sem Fim (1956) ... (novel)
 1950 Estrela da Manhã (story)
 1949 Vendaval Maravilhoso (novel: ABC de Castro Alves)
 1948 Terra Violenta (novel "Terras do Sem Fim")
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"Capitaes da Areia" (novel, 1937) See more »

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Personal Quote:

Many things I might not write today because I no longer believe them, but I wouldn't change them since I believed them at the time.


Grandfather of Bruno, born in 1971, Maria João, born in 1973, João Jorge Filho, born in 1980, Jorge Amado Neto, born in 1983 (João's kids) and Mariana, born in 1972, and Cecília Amado, born in 1976 (Paloma's daughters). See more »


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