Gerardo Sofovich

Gerardo Andrés Sofovich (March 18, 1937 – March 8, 2015) was an Argentine businessman, dramaturge, television host and presenter, comedian, scriptwriter, and director.

Gerardo Andrés Sofovich
Gerardo sofovich 1970.jpg
Sofovich in 1970.
Born(1937-03-18)March 18, 1937[1]
DiedMarch 8, 2015(2015-03-08) (aged 77)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation
  • Businessman
  • dramaturge
  • television host
  • actor
  • comedian
  • scriptwriter
  • film director
Parent(s)Manuel Sofovich (father)
RelativesHugo Sofovich (brother)

He was the producer of Polémica en el bar and La noche del Domingo, two of the most popular Argentine TV shows of the 1970s and 1980s. Sofovich also hosted A la manera de Sofovich and Sin Límite SMS, which were broadcast on Canal 9. During the 1970s and 1980s he directed several picaresque films starring comedians Alberto Olmedo and Jorge Porcel.As a businessman, he backed up major shows on Buenos Aires' Corrientes Avenue theaters.[citation needed]

His late brother Hugo Sofovich had a similar career as a film director and theater entrepreneur. Just before his death, he hosted another TV show, 8 escalones (8 steps).[citation needed]

Health problemsEdit

Sofovich suffered a heart attack in 1992 at age 55. He had 15 stents put in and had twelve 12 angioplasties. On October 8, 2014, it was revealed that Sofovich had been connected to an artificial respirator and was sedated at Clinica Suizo-Argentina hospital after suffering a pulmonary infection, which complicated his health chronic obstructive pulmonary disease condition.[3] He died on March 8, 2015, aged 77.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Murió Gerardo Sofovich". La Nación (in Spanish). March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Murió Gerardo Sofovich a los 77 años" (in Spanish). Radio Brisas. March 8, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Gerardo Sofovich está grave". Última Hora (in Spanish). October 8, 2014. Retrieved March 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Argentine TV legend Gerardo Sofovich dies". Buenos Aires Herald (in Spanish). March 8, 2015. Archived from the original on March 8, 2015.

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