Cartola Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Cartola (Angenor de Oliveira, Divino, Poeta das Rosas)

Last Updated: 11 Oct, 2023 | Views: 145

Age: 72

Profession: Singer

Other Profession(s): Composer, Poet, Song writer

Famous For: His Sambas

Cartola Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
11 Oct, 1908 (72 Years 01 Month 19 Days)
Birth Country
Birth State/Province
Rio De Janeiro
Birth Sign
Died on
30 Nov, 1980
Cause of Death
Still Unknown

Cartola Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography): 
Angenor de Oliveira, or Cartola, was born on 11th October 1908 and died on 30th November 1980. As a singer, composer, and poet, he greatly influenced the development of samba music. More than 500 songs have been composed by Cartola, alone or with partners.
Cartola Career:
• Cartola worked in Macaé (RJ) - at the Bertioga Farm of the aristocratic D. He was recruited by D. Anita Peçanha, cousin of D. Julia and wife of the future President of Brazil, Nilo Peçanha. The grandfather of Cartola served Peçanha at the Catete Palace in Rio de Janeiro.

• As a teenager, he abandoned his studies (only 4th grade) to work; at the same time, he leaned toward the bohemian lifestyle. Initially, he was an apprentice printer but became a bricklayer soon after.

• Cartola became popular in the 1930s and recorded dozens of sambas, but he was not rewarded financially. He was a bricklayer, fishmonger, cheese seller, and occasionally a cook to support his growing family.

• Cartola released his first record in 1974 at age 66; despite financial difficulties, he composed and sang until he died at 72. Cartola's life story is portrayed in Music For The Eyes, directed by Laria Ferreira and Hilton Lacerda.

• Divino Cartola - Uma Vida em Verde e Rosa, a biography by Denilson Monteiro, was published in January 2013. Cartola and Zica appear briefly in the 1959 film Black Orpheus as a couple during the main characters' marriage registration.
Cartola Popular Works:
• Cartola wrote melodies, harmonies, and lyrics. The use of Portuguese in his lyrics is exceptional, especially since he has not received a formal education.

• Cartola binds emotion and elegance effectively, while keeping the level of complexity low, making his work accessible to a greater audience.
Cartola Personal life:
• Cartola stopped playing and composing; he moved to the slum of Manilha in Nilópolis, where he worked as a handyman. Dona Zica, with whom he was in love for the remainder of his life, persuaded him to return to music in 1952.

Cartola Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 175 cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In feet & Inches 5'9"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs
Eye Color
Hair Color

Cartola Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Sebastião Joaquim de Oliveira
Mother's Name
Aída Gomes de Oliveira
Dona Zica, Deolinda De Oliveira
Ronaldo Silva De Oliveira
Creusa Cartola
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