Millôr Fernandes

Playwright, Author

1923 – 2012

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Who was Millôr Fernandes?

Millôr Fernandes was a Brazilian writer, journalist, cartoonist, humorist and playwright. Born as Milton Viola Fernandes, his birth was registered in May 27, 1924; the handwriting on his birth certificate made the name Milton being read as "Millôr", which he adopted as his official name.

He was born in Rio de Janeiro, and started his journalistic career already in 1938, publishing in several Brazilian magazines, such as O Cruzeiro and A Cigarra

In 1956, Millôr shared with Saul Steinberg the first prize at the Buenos Aires International Caricature Exhibition, and in 1957 he had a one-man exhibition in Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art.

Together with Jaguar, Ziraldo and others, he founded in 1969 the groundbreaking satirical newspaper O Pasquim.

Millôr wrote a number of successful plays, and has also translated classics such as Shakespeare.

He died on March 27, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, due to complications after a stroke. He was 88 years old.

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Born
Aug 16, 1923
Rio de Janeiro
Also known as
  • Millor Fernandes
  • Vão Gogo
  • Milton Viola Fernandes
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Nationality
  • Brazil
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Died
Mar 27, 2012
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

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on July 23, 2013

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