Charytín Goyco

Charytín Goyco (born María del Rosario Goico Rodríguez,[note 1] on May 23, 1949[1][2] in Santa Lucía[3]), better known in show business as simply Charytín, is a Dominican singer, television hostess and actress.

Charytín Goyco
Charytín in 2010
María del Rosario Goico Rodríguez

(1949-05-23) May 23, 1949 (age 71)[1][2]
  • Singer
  • television presenter
  • actress
Years active1970's–present
(m. 1978; died 2016)
ChildrenShalim Ortiz
Sharinna and Alexander (twins)
Parent(s)Salvador Goico Morel (father)[4]
María del Rosario Rodríguez (mother)[4]
RelativesLesley Ann Machado (Daughter-in-law)
Emilio Morel Peguero (Great-Grandparent)[4]
Freddy Beras-Goico (Paternal cousin)[4]
Ivonne Beras (First cousin once removed)[4]
Former Vicepresident of the Dominican Republic Carlos Rafael Goico Morales (First cousin once removed)[4][5]
Colonel Pedro Julio Goico Guerrero "Pepe Goico" (Double second cousin once removed)[4][5]
José Enrique Arrarás (Third cousin)[6]
María Celeste Arrarás (Third cousin once removed)[6]
WebsiteTwitter: @CharytinOficial

Early lifeEdit

Born in Santa Lucía,[3] El Seibo, to a Dominican father (of Russian, Serbian, Montenegrin, French and Spanish ancestry[4][7]), and a Spaniard mother (her mother was an attorney from Asturias, Spain who found herself exiled during the regime of Francisco Franco). At an early age, her mother took her and her sister to Spain after breaking up with her father. She returned to the Dominican Republic after nearly ten years of living abroad, when her parents reconciled.


Charytín moved to Puerto Rico in the 1970s, where she met her husband, television actor and producer Elin Ortiz. During the 1970s, she began a weekly TV show on WAPA-TV, which aired every Sunday night until 1985.

Charytín became an international superstar with her song Mosquita Muerta, named after a character she played on a comedy section of her show, becoming a chart topper in places like Mexico, Venezuela, and Argentina.

In 1974 she represented her country, the Dominican Republic in the third edition of the OTI Festival which was held in Acapulco, México, in which she achieved for her country the fifth place with seven points. In 1979, she and Elin had their first son, Shalim, who is now a singer and actor who has appeared on Lizzie McGuire and Heroes.

In 1983, Charytín made a movie in Spanish named Prohibido Amar en Nueva York with Mexican actor Julio Alemán. (Forbidden To Love in New York). Two of the songs on that movie's soundtrack, Tu Vida Es Un Suspenso Hasta El Final & Para Llegar, became another chart toppers for Charytín. In 1986, she and Iris Chacón acted together, alongside Dominican-Mexican actor Andrés García and Puerto Rican best selling singer, Yolandita Monge, on a soap opera named Escandalo. This telenovela did not enjoy much success and was cut by half by the producers. In 1988, she moved to Miami with Elin and Shalim, and in late 1989, she became pregnant again, giving birth in 1990 to twins, a boy (Alexander) and a girl (Sharinna) born at Pavia Hospital in San Juan Puerto Rico.

During the early 1990s, she dedicated herself to raise her twins, taking them along on the few tours she did and her several trips to Puerto Rico. Late in the 1990s, she returned to television, hosting a show for a television shopping network. Additionally, she worked on commercials promoting Palmolive dish washing products for several years, most of which featured her twins.[citation needed]

In 2002 she began hosting a celebrity gossip show, Escándalo TV along Marisa del Portillo, Felipe Viel and Lilia Luciano for TeleFutura.

On April 19, 2003, Charytín won the Asociación de Cronistas de Espectáculos de Nueva York's Premio Extraordinario ACE por Distinción y Mérito (ACE Extraordinary Award for Distinction and Merit) at its 35th Annual ACE Awards presentation.[8]

She used to host a daily entertainment news show for Univisión Sister Station TeleFutura. This was a 2-hour gossip/entertainment show Escándalo TV (formerly "Escándalo en el Medio Dia", but later changed due to a similarly named program airing in Mexico by Televisa S.A.) In 2007, the Art Critics Association of the Dominican Republic recognized her work with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Later on, she had a new TV show ,"CHARYTÍN", on Mega TV from Monday to Friday.



  • Charytín (1974)
  • Bailemos El Bimbo (1975)
  • Alexandra (1975)
  • La Compositora (1976)
  • La Dulce Charytín (1977)
  • Mosquita Muerta (1978)
  • Calor (1979)
  • Charytín (1980)
  • La Sencillez (1981)
  • Canciones de la pelicula Prohibido Amar en Nueva York (1982)
  • Se Acabo... (1983)
  • Guitarras y Violines (1984)
  • Verdades Desnudas (1985)
  • De Regreso Al Pasado (1987)
  • Por Ese Hombre... (1988)
  • Sutil (1992)
  • Recuerdos (1995)
  • 7 Vidas (2014)


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See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Charytin @ IMDb
  2. ^ a b

    Te amo! “@LourdesStephen: @CharytinOficial Mi amor! Mi orgullo dominicano! Mi rubia bella! Millones de felicidades en tu cumpleaños!!

  3. ^ a b c Vega, Manuel Antonio (14 December 2012). "Buscan declarar persona no grata a Charytín Goico en El Seibo" (in Spanish). El Seibo. Atacando. Retrieved 28 May 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Milcíades Humberto Núñez Núñez (4 December 2010). "Freddy Beras-Goico: In Memoriam (2 de 2)". Cápsulas Genealógicas (in Spanish). Santo Domingo: Instituto Dominicano de Genealogía, INC. Retrieved 22 March 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Family Tree Maker: Leonardo Díaz Jáquez". p. Spanish. Retrieved 13 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Edgardo García Goyco
  7. ^ Goyco, René (27 January 2000). "Goykovich Genealogy" (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 February 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ 35a Entrega Anual de Premios ACE 2003 (35th Annual Awards Presentation 2003) Archived 2007-02-06 at the Wayback Machine

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