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Amália Rodrigues (1920–1999)

Amália Rodrigues was born in Lisbon, Portugal July 23rd, 1920 to a poor and numerous family. Since her childhood she showed a talent for singing although she debuted formally in 1939 at 19 years old, becoming a great popular success. During World War II she carried out long tours for Spain and Brazil and she obtained in 1945 her first great musical... See full bio »


(age 79) in Lisbon, Portugal

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Known For

Two Lovers Soundtrack
Fado Corrido Maria do Amparo
Until the End of the World Frau in Strassenbahn


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 2017 Marie-Francine (performer: "Vou dar de beber à dor", "Solidao (cançao do mar)", "Ai! mourir pour toi!")
 2016 May God Save Us (performer: "Que Deus me perdoe", "Amália", "Solidão (Canção do mar)")
 2016 The Eyes of My Mother (performer: "Naufragio", "Com Que Voz")
 2013 Orphan Black (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Conditions of Existence (2013) ... (performer: "Gaivota")
 2013 La cage dorée (performer: "Uma Casa Portuguesa", "Fadinho da Ti Mariu Benta")
 2010 Fantasia Lusitana (Documentary) (performer: "Fado", "Lisboa Não Sejas Francesa" (end theme))
 2008 Two Lovers (performer: "Estranha Forma de Vida" (1965)) / (writer: "Estranha Forma de Vida" (1965))
  Aleph, lectures contades (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Fernando Pessoa (1999) ... (performer: "Estranha forma de vida") / (writer: "Estranha forma de vida")
 1998 Lissabon Wuppertal Lisboa (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Formiga Bossa Nova", "Gaivota")
 1990 Quick Change (performer: "Tive um coração, perdi-o")
 1964 Fado Corrido (performer: "Gaivota", "Madrugada de Alfama", "Estranha Forma de Vida")
 1958 Sangue Toureiro (performer: "Sangue Toureiro", "Um So Amor" (uncredited), "E Pecado" (uncredited), "Amour Sou Tua" (uncredited))
 1947 Fado - Malhoa (Documentary) (performer: "O Fado")
 1947 Fado, História d'uma Cantadeira (performer: "Fado de Cada Um")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Poet: wrote lyrics to many of her songs. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Amalia Rodrigues | Amalia Rodríguez

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Awarded the highest honors of Portugal: Ordem Militar de Sant'Iago da Espada (Grau de Cavaleiro) in 1958, Ordem Militar de Sant'Iago da Espada (Grau de Oficial) in 1970 both by President Américo Thomaz; Ordem do Infante D.Henrique (Grau Grande Oficial) in 1980 by President Ramalho Eanes; Ordem Militar de Sant'Iago da Espada (Grã Cruz) in 1990 by President Mário Soares. In 2001, posthumously, ... See more »


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