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Luiz Bonfá (1922–2001)

Luiz Bonfá was born on October 17, 1922 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Luiz Floriano Bonfá. He died on January 12, 2001 in Rio de Janeiro. See full bio »

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Blindness Soundtrack
Remember Me Soundtrack
Whatever Works Soundtrack
Turistas Soundtrack


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 2018/I Tag (writer: "Runnin'")
 2018/I Adrift (writer: "La Chanson d'Orphee" - as Luiz Bonfa)
 2016 Shadow World (Documentary) (writer: "Manha De Carnival")
 2015 The Sea of Trees (performer: "Uma Prece (A Prayer)" - as Luiz Bonfa) / (writer: "Uma Prece (A Prayer)" - as Luiz Bonfa)
 2014 Transparent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Symbolic Exemplar (2014) ... (writer: "Somebody That I Used To Know", "Somebody That I Used To Know (Piano Version)" - as Luis Bonfa, uncredited)
 2014/I Boyhood (writer: "Somebody That I Used to Know" - as Luiz Bonfa)
 2013 I'm So Excited! (performer: "Malagueña salerosa")
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.4 (2012) ... (writer: "Somebody That I Used To Know" - uncredited)
 2011 The Sitter (writer: "Runnin'" - as Luiz F. Bonfa)
 2011/I Bridesmaids (writer: "Manha De Carnaval" - as Luiz Bonfa)
 2010 Remember Me (performer: "Sambolero") / (writer: "Sambolero")
 2009/I The Proposal (performer: "Só Danço Samba")
 2009 Whatever Works (writer: "Menina Flor" - as Luiz Floriano Bonfá)
 2008 Blindness (performer: "Sambolero") / (writer: "Sambolero")
 2008 Brúðguminn (music: "Um pig")
 2007 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Red in the Face (2007) ... (performer: "Night and Day" - uncredited)
 2006 Turistas (performer: "À Procura da Batida Perfeita (Album Version)") / (writer: "À Procura da Batida Perfeita (Album Version)")
 2004 A Cinderella Story (writer: "Fallen" Radio Mix)
 2004 Samba in Mettmann (lyrics: "Tristeza") / (music: "Tristeza")
 2003 Casa de los babys (writer: "Canción de Orfeo" - as Luiz Bonfa)
 2002 8 Mile (performer: "Runnin'" - as Luiz Bonfa) / (writer: "Runnin'" - as Luiz Bonfa)
 2001 A Huey P. Newton Story (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Manha de Carnaval")
 2000 Pavarotti & Friends for Cambodia and Tibet (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Black Orpheus: Manha do Carnaval")
 2000 101 Reykjavík (writer: "Um þig")
 2000 Woman on Top (performer: "Batucada") / (writer: "Batucada")
 1999 Vénus beauté (institut) (writer: "Manhã de Carnaval")
 1998 Playing by Heart (writer: "Samba de Orfeu" (1961))
 1998 Three Tenors '98 World Cup Paris (TV Special) (writer: "Manha de Carnaval")
 1996 The Pallbearer (performer: "Sambolero" - as Luiz Bonfa) / (writer: "Sambolero" - as Luiz Bonfa)
 1986 O Cinema Falado (writer: "Manhã de Carnaval")
 1979 Cuba (writer: "O Ganso" - uncredited)
 1970 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tommy Tupper in Tupper-Time (1970) ... (writer: "Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval)")
 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little (writer: "Almost in Love" - uncredited)
 1967 Bandstand (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 October 1967 (1967) ... (music: "Manhã de Carnaval (Morning Of Carnival)")
 1962 Copacabana Palace (performer: "Canção do Mar") / (writer: "Canção do Mar", "Tristeza")
 1959 Black Orpheus (writer: "Manha De Carnaval", "Samba de Orfeo")
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Luiz Bonfa | Quitandinha Serenaders

Did You Know?


Bonfá, who was well-known for his musical contributions to the Brazilian film Black Orpheus (1959) ("Black Orpheus") died on the same day, in the same year as actor Ademar da Silva, who starred in the film playing the role of the "angel of death" that follows the main character throughout the film.

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