Antônio Pitanga

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Antônio Pitanga
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Born Antônio Luiz Sampaio
(1939-06-13) June 13, 1939 (age 78)
Salvador, Bahia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–present

Antônio Luiz Sampaio[1] (born June 13, 1939), better known by his stage name Antônio Pitanga, is a Brazilian actor. He is known for playing several roles on movies of the Cinema Novo movement in the 1960s.[2]

Pitanga appeared in 100 foreign movies and 20 telenovelas. His career began in 1960. He is known for his role in O Clone.

He was married to actress Vera Manhães, with whom he had two sons: actress Camila Pitanga and actor Rocco Pitanga. After their divorced, he married to politician Benedita da Silva.[3]

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