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Manoel de Oliveira

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Manoel de Oliveira
Manoel de Oliveira in July 2008.
Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira

(1908-12-11)December 11, 1908
DiedApril 2, 2015(2015-04-02) (aged 106)
Porto, Portugal
Occupation(s)Director, screenwriter
Years active1927–2014
Maria Carvalhais
(m. 1940⁠–⁠2015)

Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH (Portuguese: [mɐnuˈɛɫ doliˈvɐjɾɐ]; 11 December 1908 – 2 April 2015) was a Portuguese director and screenwriter. At the age of 106, he is thought to be the second oldest movie director, just behind George Abbott at 107.

Manoel de Oliveira was born in Cedofeita, Porto and was raised as a Roman Catholic. He began making movies in 1927.

Oliveira married Maria Carvalhais on 4 December 1940. They have four children together that were all born in the 1940s.[1] When he was younger, Oliveira competed as a race car driver.[2]

He was also an athlete competing in the pole vault event.[2]

de Oliveira died on 2 April 2015 in Porto from heart failure, aged 106.[3]


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  1. "Manoel de Oliveira biography". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Randal Johnson, Manoel de Oliveira (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007), p. 5
  3. "Manoel De Oliveira, Portugal Director, Dead at 106". ABC News Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2 April 2015.

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