Virgilio Teixeira (actor)
|Born||Virgilio Delgado Teixeira
26 October 1917
|Died||5 December 2010
|Spouse(s)||Vanda Teixeira (?-2010) (his death)|
Virgilio Delgado Teixeira (26 October 1917 – 5 December 2010) was a Portuguese film, television and stage actor, known for roles in Portuguese, Spanish and American films. He was known as a Portuguese "heartthrob" and a leading actor during the 1940s and 1950s.
Teixeira was born in Funchal, Madeira, on 26 October 1917. He began his career in Portuguese and Spanish cinema before taking roles in Hollywood productions. Teixeira made his film debut in the 1943 film, Ave de Arribação. In 1948, Teixeira portrayed Julio, the love interest of Amalia Rodrigues's character, in Fado, História de uma Cantadeira, which was directed by Perdigão Queiroga. His later work in Portuguese film and television included A Mulher do Próximo in 1982 and the telenovela, Chuva na Areia, in 1984.
Additionally, Teixeira served as the first director of the Centro das Comunidades Madeirenses.
Virgilio Teixeira died in Funchal, Madeira, of respiratory problems on 5 December 2010, at the age of 93. He was survived by his wife, Vanda Teixeira. President of the Regional Government of Madeira Alberto João Jardim called Teixeira a "Great Madeiran" following his death.
- The Holy Queen (1947)
- Agustina of Aragon (1950)
- Saturday Night (1950)
- Dawn of America (1951)
- The Lioness of Castille (1951)
- Lola the Coalgirl (1952)
- Devil's Roundup (1952)
- Father Cigarette (1955)
- Alexander the Great (1956)
- The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
- Tommy the Toreador (1959)
- The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960)
- The Happy Thieves (1961) as Cayetano the Bullfighter (credited as Virgilio Texera)
- The Balcony of the Moon (1962)
- The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
- Doctor Zhivago (1965)
- A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
- Return of the Seven (1966)
- The Magnificent Two (1967)
- Tricheurs (1984)