Friday, August 31, 2007

The Brazilian Millionaire of Breakfast at Tiffany's

Spanish actor Jose Luis de Villalonga, who appeared in over 60 movies including the 1961 classic "Breakfast at Tiffany's" has died yesterday at his home on the island of Mallorca. He was 87.
He played character Jose da Silva Pereira, the suave Brazilian millionaire, paramour of Audrey Hepburn's unforgettable Holly Golightly. Born into an aristocratic family in Madrid on January 9, 1920, Villalonga was also an accomplished author and journalist. Among his books is a respected biography of Spanish King Juan Carlos and another of interviews with Fellini. In Paris he worked for magazines like Paris Match, Vogue and Marie Claire and developed a reputation as a playboy amongst the jet-set crowd he belonged to. After he returned to Spain following Franco's death in 1975, Villalonga he worked for various media outlets including the Spanish version of adult entertainment magazine Playboy.
In Brazil, "Breakfast at Tiffany's", directed by Blake Edwards, was retitled "Bonequinha de Luxo" or roughly "Luxury Dolly".


Aretha said...

I remember him, but I hated his character 'cause I wanted that George Peppard stays with Holly..Anyway, I like your blog, check out my blog sometime!

Gabriela Aizcorbe said...

Mucho glam y buenas notas.
Saludos desde Argentina.


Pumpkin Man said...

Gracias por su visita Gaby!!


vlassis said...

Je peux dir que sont tres jolie
Very fine blog and photos
Agapitos from Greece