December 18, 2013
Actor, comedian Juan Carlos Calabró dies at 79
Actor and comedian Juan Carlos Calabró died this morning at a Buenos Aires clinic where he was fighting a disease. He was 79 years old.
He debuted on radio in the early sixties with the program Farandulandia and reached television in 1962 with the hit comedy Telecómicos. In that decade, he began participating in theater with "Extraña Pareja", the legendary work by Neil Simon, at known theaters such as Maipo, National and Astros.
In 1978 began on television with a starring role in Calabromas. Memorable characters as the brilliant, avant-garde "Johny Tolengo", "Gran Valor" and the unforgettably tender and sincere "Aníbal (el pelotazo en contra)" developed for this program.
In the nineties, his personal creation for television "El Contra" was another box-office success.