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Nestor Amaral (1913–1962)

Composer, conductor, singer and actor, he was educated in Brazilian public schools and arrived in the US with Carmen Miranda and her group in 1940. He joined ASCAP in 1956, and his chief musical collaborators included Laurindo Almeida, Ray Gilbert, and Johnny Mercer. His popular-music compositions include: "Old Man and the Sea", "Sambiana", and "... See full bio »

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Known For

The Three Caballeros
Run for the Sun
Run for the Sun Soundtrack
Tropical Heat Wave
Tropical Heat Wave Soundtrack
The Old Man and the Sea


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 1959 Holiday for Lovers (writer: "Samba Ya' Ya'" - uncredited)
 1958 The Old Man and the Sea (lyrics: "Cancion del Pescador" - uncredited)
 1956 Run for the Sun (lyrics: "Taco", "Triste ranchero")
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun (writer: "Adios, Mi Amor" - uncredited)
 1952 Tropical Heat Wave (writer: "I Want to Be Kissed")
 1947 Slick Hare (Short) (writer: "Sambaiana" - uncredited)
 1943 The Gang's All Here (writer: "P'ra Que Discutir", "Diga o Ella" - uncredited)
 1941 Week-End in Havana (music: "Rebola a Bola (Embolada)" - uncredited)
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 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series)
- Appointment in Cascabel (1961) ... Rodriguez
 1953 The Man Behind the Gun
Musician (uncredited)
 1945 Pan-Americana
Samba Band Leader (as Nestor Amaral and His Samba Band)
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 1959 Rio Bravo (musician: guitars - uncredited)
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 1959 Holiday for Lovers
Himself - Orchestra Leader
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Nestor Amaral and His Samba Band

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Father of Roy Alan Amaral (born Sept 25, 1950), production designer.

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