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Antônio Renato Aragão (born on January 13, 1936, in Sobral, Ceará) (stage name Didi Mocó Sonrisal Colesterol Novalgina Mofungo) is a Brazilian comedian and movie and TV actor and producer, known for leading the television series Os Trapalhões.

In 1977, he founded Renato Aragão Produções Artísticas Ltda., tasked with the production of films, television programs, videos, and live shows, amongst other things. He received, in 1980, the title of Citizen of the State of Rio De Janeiro and, in 1982, the title of Illustrious Personality of the State of Rio De Janeiro, both granted by the City council of Rio De Janeiro. In 1991, he became special representative of the UNICEF and ambassador of the same agency, in behalf of Brazilian children. He was awarded the title of Chancellor of the Order of the Rio Branco by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations, in 1994. In this same year, was awarded with the admission in the National Order of the Educative Merit, in the degree of officer, for indication of the Ministry of the Education and the Sports. Still in 1994, Renato Aragão debuted a show in Portugal, invited by Portuguese broadcaster SIC, with the participation of the actors Dedé Santana , Robert Guillermo and several Portuguese actors. In 1995, he received the title of Paulistano Citizen, awarded by the City council of São Paulo. The group Os Trapalhões entered the Guinness Book of Records, in 1997, as the longest-running Brazilian TV comedy show.

Renato Aragão is in his second marriage, with photographer Lílian Taranto. He has a daughter, Livian, with the current wife as well as four other children from his first marriage. Two notable episodes evidenced the religious side of Renato Aragão: the humorist once climbed the Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio De Janeiro, to kiss the hand of the statue (which he had wanted to do in Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz, but was allowed only at the foot at the time), and made a pilgrimage on foot from São Paulo to Aparecida, carrying an image of Our Lady from Aparecida, to repay a promise to the saint.

Aragão hosts the yearly telethon Criança Esperança, with participation of several artists, collecting funds for needy children.


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