Almeida, Laurindo

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Almeida, Laurindo Gender: M
de Almedia, Laurindo
born on 2 September 1917 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Miracatu (São Paulo), Brazil, 24s1653, 47w2735
Timezone BZT h3w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Borges
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°07' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 18°32 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 17°12'


Brazilian guitarist, a great and individual virtuoso in the bossa nova and a great jazz guitarist. He may be best remembered for his mandolin in "The Godfather" theme and his guitar introduction in "Bonanza."

He traveled to the U.S. in 1947 and made a considerable reputation with the Stan Kenton band. Later he worked in Hollywood with his own trio, playing an unamplified guitar that was awesome. He wrote music for various films including "Viva Zapata," 1952, "The Old Man and the Sea," 1958 and "Maracaibo," 1958. Nominated for a Grammy 15 times, he won five. While in Hollywood, he had a very discrete affair with Rita Hayworth.

Almeida died 7/26/1995 in Los Angeles, of cancer, age 77

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other associate with Babasin, Harry (born 19 March 1921). Notes: playing music


  • Family : Change residence 1947 (Brazil to U.S.)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1952 ("Viva Zapata")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1958 ("The Old Man and the Sea")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1958 ("Maracaibo")
  • Death by Disease 26 July 1995 (of cancer, age 77, in Los Angeles)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Marcello Borges quotes B.C.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Rita Hayworth)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (U.S. to Brazil)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Stan Kenton band)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar, mandolin)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy (Five, nominated for 15)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession