Grande Otelo

Grande Otelo (October 18, 1915 in Uberlândia, Brazil – November 26, 1993 in Paris, France) is the stage name of Brazilian actor, comedian, singer, and composer Sebastião Bernardes de Souza Prata. Otelo had a problematic life, became orphan when he still was a child and kept running away from the families that adopted him, it was only when he entered in the artistic way that his life began to be more bright. Grande Otelo started his film career in 1935 in the movie Noites Cariocas. He was also renowned for the comic duo he formed with Oscarito. He played the relatively brief role of "Black Macunaíma" (and the baby boy of "White Macunaíma") in the 1969 film Macunaíma.


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