Lima Duarte

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This article is about the Brazilian actor. For the Brazilian city, see Lima Duarte, Minas Gerais.
Lima Duarte
Born Ariclenes Venâncio Martins
(1930-03-29) March 29, 1930 (age 87)
Sacramento, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse(s) Marisa Sanches (1951-1961)
Ritva Yarvinin (1962-1968)
Mara Martins (1970-1989)

Lima Duarte (born Ariclenes Venâncio Martins on March 29, 1930, in Sacramento, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a Brazilian actor.

His stage name was given by his mother, who was a devout of Allan Kardec's Spiritism and Lima Duarte was the last birthname given to her spiritual mentor.

He became most famous for the number of characters that he played in Brazilian soap operas, such as Zeca Diabo in O Bem Amado and Sinhozinho Malta in Roque Santeiro. He first appeared on Brazilian television in 1950. He also worked as a voice actor in 1960s, being the voice of Top Cat ("Manda-Chuva" in Portuguese), Wally Gator and Dum-Dum (Touche Turtle's friend).

He has worked with well-known Brazilian and Portuguese directors, such as Fábio Barreto, film director and Manoel de Oliveira.

He is father of actress Débora Duarte.


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