Paulo José, Legend of Brazilian Cinema and Television, Dies of Pneumonia at The Age of 84

The actor, famous for films like 'Macunaíma' and soap operas like 'Por Amor,' suffered from Parkinson's disease

Actor Paulo José, one of the biggest names in the history of Brazilian cinema and television, died this Wednesday at the age of 84 as a result of pneumonia. The information was confirmed by TV Globo.

The actor, who had been hospitalized for 20 days in Rio de Janeiro, became famous for starring in films such as "Todas as Mulheres do Mundo," by Domingos Oliveira, "Macunaíma" and "O Padre da Moça," by Joaquim Pedro by Andrade, as well as soap operas such as "Por Amor" and "Explode Coração."

Paulo José

Paulo José had a prolific career that spanned more than five decades, but he had been away from the screen for years because of Parkinson's disease.

His last major film role was in "O Palhaço," directed by Selton Mello ten years ago. At Globo, his farewell participation was in the soap opera "Em Família," from 2014. More recently, the documentary "Todos os Paulos do Mundo," from 2017, recalled his trajectory.​

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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