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Date of Birth 28 August 1932São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Death 18 July 2006São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil  (pancreatic cancer)
Birth NameRaul Christiano Machado Cortez

Mini Bio (1)

Raul Cortez was born on August 28, 1932 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Raul Christiano Machado Cortez. He was an actor and casting director, known for To the Left of the Father (2001), The Other Side of the Street (2004) and Esperança (2002). He was married to Tânia Caldas and Célia Helena. He died on July 18, 2006 in São Paulo.

Spouse (2)

Tânia Caldas (? - ?) (1 child)
Célia Helena (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (25)

Father of Lígia Cortez.
Considered one of the best actors of his generation.
In his theater career he won 5 Molières Prizes.
He has two granddaughters: Vitória and Clara (Lígia's daughters).
He has a daughter with Célia Helena named Lígia Cortez (actress). He has a daughter with Tânia Caldas named Maria.
He was cremated. Close to 120 million people attended his deathwatch. This was just in 10 hours.
Won Award Contigo! for best actor for his role in the soap "O Rei do Gado" (1997).
Won Award Contigo! for best actor for his role in the soap "Esperança" (2003).
Won Award Contigo! for best supporting actor for his role in the soap "Senhora do Destino" (2005).
Sister: Lúcia Cortez.
In the play "Cheque ou Mate" (1997) Raul worker with his daughter Lígia. They played father and daughter.
With the play "Quem tem medo de Virginia Wolf?" Raul won his third Molière.
With the play "Lobo de Ray-Ban" he won his fifth Molière.
With the play "A Noite dos Campeõs" (1976) Raul won his second Molière and the Award from Critic's Associacion of São Paulo.
Won Critic's Associacion Award and Governor Award of São Paulo for his role in "Greta Garbo acabou no Irajá".
Was nominated for a award (Grande Prémio Cinema Brasil) for best actor for his role in "O Outro Lado da Rua".
Was a member of Companhia Cacilda Becker.
With his role in "Yerma" Raul won Art Critic's Award for best supporting actor.
With the play "Pequenos Burgueses" we won two awards: Award SACI and Governor Award of São Paulo (1963).
With "Rapazes da Banda" (1970) Raul won his first Molière, the American Embassy Award and Governor Award of Guanabara.
Raul was the oldest of 6 siblings: Rui Celso, Regina, Lúcia, Pedro and Jô Cortez.
He received a distinction in Brasília in 2001.
He was of Spanish descent.
There's a theater named after him in São Paulo: Teatro Raul Cortez. It was inaugurated on May 23th 2007.
Son of Rui Pinheiro Amorim Cortez, a lawyer, and Maria da Conceição Machado, a housewife.

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