Hugo Arana

Hugo Arana (23 July 1943 – 11 October 2020) was an Argentine film, television, and theatre actor.

Hugo Arana
Born
Ricardo Hugo Arana

(1943-07-23)July 23, 1943
Died11 October 2020 (aged 77)
OccupationFilm actor
Spouse(s)Marzenka Nowak

LifeEdit

Arana was born on 23 July 1943.[1] He grew up in Monte Grande where his parents were farmers[1] and moved with his family to Lomas de Zamora and then Lanús. He studied acting with Marcello Lavalle and Augusto Fernandes.

In his first years as an actor, he was part of a theatre group called "Errare Humanum Est" and he acted in films such as El Santo de la Espada (1970) and La tregua (1974).

In the 1980s, he became popular for his part in an advertisement for Crespi wine, and then for his part in the TV sitcom Matrimonios y algo más, created by Hugo Moser, in which he played two characters who were highly acclaimed by the public: the "Groncho" (in the comedy sketch "El Groncho y La Dama" (The Shabby Man and the Lady)) and Huguito Araña (a stereotypically feminine gay man).

He worked on the Telefé TV series Los exitosos Pells, where he played the director of the fictitious channel "Mega News", Franco Andrada.[2][3]

After suffering a hard fall, Arana was hospitalized and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina.[4] Arana died of the disease on 11 October 2020, at the age of 77.[1]

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Cine
Year Title Character
1970 El santo de la espada
1974 Los golpes bajos
1974 La Vuelta de Martín Fierro
1974 La balada del regreso
1974 Dale nomás
1974 La Madre María
1974 La tregua
1975 Los días que me diste
1977 El soltero
1979 No apto para menores
1979 ...Y mañana serán hombres Oliva
1979 La isla
1979 Este loco amor loco
1980 Buenos Aires, la tercera fundación Narrator
1982 Volver Ángel Ragucci
1985 The Official Story Enrique Ibáñez
1986 Vivir a los 17 Andrea's Father
1987 Made in Argentina
1987 Chorros Traverso
1988 Las puertitas del Sr. López
1991 Un lugar en el mundo Zamora
1992 El lado oscuro del corazón (Very minor role)
1995 El verso
1997 El Che
1997 Noche de ronda
1997 Queréme así (piantao)
1998 El inquietante caso de José Blum José Blum
1999 Dibu 2, la venganza de Nasty Lencinas
1999 Caminata espacial
2002 Mi suegra es un zombie
2003 Tus ojos brillaban Heriberto
2003 El viaje hacia el mar Rodríguez
2003 Cautiva Judge Barrenechea
2004 Peligrosa obsesión el Brujo
2008 Chile puede
2014 Death in Buenos Aires Sanfilippo

TelevisionEdit

Televisión
Year Title Character
1982–1988 Matrimonios y algo más
1997–2003 5 Amigos
1999 Buenos vecinos
2003 Resistiré
2004 La panadería de los Felipe
2007 Hechizada
2007 El Capo
2008–2009 Los Exitosos Pells
2009 Hogar Dulce Hogar (Uruguay)
2010 Para vestir santos 2013

"Los Vecinos en Guerra"

2016 La Leona

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Movie/TV Show Result
2003 Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva Best Actor El viaje hacia el mar Winner
2005 Cóndor de Plata Best Supporting Actor Cautiva Winner
2008 Martín Fierro Supporting Actor/Comedy Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ceballos, Susana. "Murió por coronavirus el reconocido y talentoso actor Hugo Arana". infobae (in Spanish). Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  2. ^ "Biography about Hugo Arana". Archived from the original on 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  3. ^ Newspaper Clarín's note about Hugo Arana
  4. ^ "Murió Hugo Arana: el actor tenía 77 años y había sido hospitalizado por coronavirus" (in Spanish). La Nacion. October 11, 2020. Archived from the original on October 11, 2020.

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