Argentine actors who deceased in 2006

Here are 2 famous actors from Argentina died in 2006:

Jorge Porcel

Jorge Porcel (September 7, 1936 Buenos Aires-May 16, 2006 Miami) otherwise known as Jorge Raúl Porcel de Peralta, El gordo or America's Fat Guy was an Argentine actor.

Porcel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and began his career as a comedian in the late 1950s. He quickly rose to national fame, becoming one of the most beloved comedians in Argentina's history. Porcel later transitioned to acting, appearing in numerous films and television shows throughout his career.

Porcel was known for his large size and comedic timing, which made him a popular figure not only in Argentina but throughout Latin America. He won numerous awards for his work, including three Martín Fierro Awards for Best Actor.

In addition to his acting career, Porcel was also a successful businessman, owning several theaters and a production company. He was also a political activist, supporting Argentina's Peronist movement.

Porcel's health declined in the final years of his life, and he passed away in Miami at the age of 69. Despite his passing, he remains an icon in the world of Argentine entertainment, remembered for his talent as an actor and comedian.

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Fernando Siro

Fernando Siro (October 5, 1931 Villa Ballester-September 4, 2006 Buenos Aires) a.k.a. Francisco Ángel Ludusid or Francisco Ángel Luksich was an Argentine screenwriter, actor and film director.

Siro began his career in the entertainment industry as a writer for popular Argentine television shows in the 1960s. He later moved on to writing and directing films, and is best known for movies such as "El Profesor Patagonico" (1978), "Los Enamorados" (1984), and "Mingo y Anibal, dos pelotazos en contra" (1984), which he directed and starred in alongside Alberto Olmedo and Jorge Porcel.

In addition to his work in film and television, Siro was also a respected playwright, and many of his plays were produced in theaters throughout Argentina. He was known for his unique, satirical style and his ability to capture the essence of Argentine culture in his work.

Siro was honored with several awards throughout his career, including the La Plata National Film Festival's Best Original Screenplay award for "El Profesor Patagonico" and the Konex Award for Best Screenwriter in 1981.

Despite suffering from a serious illness in his later years, Siro continued to write and direct films until his death in 2006 at the age of 74. He is remembered as one of Argentina's most influential and celebrated filmmakers, and his legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists and entertainers.

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