Ary Barroso

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Birthday
7, 1903
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Feb 9, 1964 (60)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1903
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Feb 9, 1964 (60)

About

Samba composer who wrote the now-iconic Aquarela do Brasil and many of Brazil's most enduring songs.

Before Fame

His parents died of tuberculosis when he was a child, and his aunt and grandmother adopted him and taught him piano.

Trivia

He started his musical career with the 1939 Aquarela do Brasil, which was used in the 1942 Disney film Saludos Amigos and was covered by countless artists.

Family Life

He was also a humorist, a reporter, and soccer commentator.

Associated With

He penned much of Carmen Miranda's musical oeuvre.