July 22, 2014
Actor Ricardo Bauleo dies at 67
Popular 1970s actor Ricardo Bauleo died from heart failure yesterday in Buenos Aires, aged 67, following a long battle with illness.
With a career spanning almost five decades, Bauleo worked in film, television and theatre and is fondly remembered for the popular saga Los Superagentes.
Born in Buenos Aires on August 30, 1946, he made his breakthrough performance in El amor tiene cara de mujer (1964), a theatre play made for television by Nené Cascallar. He became involved in the reforming movement of the 1960s, appearing in the 1966 feature Escala musical by Leo Fleider, alongside prominent singers Raúl La-vié, Claudia Mores, Yaco Monti and Paula Gales. Throughout that decade he filmed Cautiva en la selva (1967), with the sex-bomb of the time, Libertad Leblanc, and appeared alongside Sandro in La vida continúa (1969) and Gitano (1970).
In 1970 he appeared in Los mochileros, alongside Susana Giménez and Víctor Bo. With the latter, he developed a lasting relationship onscreen which began with the successful series La súper, súper aventura (1975) and continued with Los superagentes biónicos (1977), Los superagentes y el tesoro maldito (1978) and Los superagentes no se rompen (1979).
His last filmic work was La boleta (2013), by first-timer Andrés Paternostro, which made a rather unnoticeable pass at last year’s box office.
Bauleo’s career was highly unstable: he went from times of substantial popularity to moments where he wouldn’t find work and had to move for a long time to Casa del Teatro, a haven for destitute actors.
Herald with Télam