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Argentine actor

Roberto Escalada is ...

Dead
Born 4 Jul 1914 in Buenos Aires
Died 5 Dec 1986 in Buenos Aires
Age72 years, 5 months
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About Roberto Escalada

Roberto Escalada born Aldo Roberto Leggero (4 July 1914 – 5 December 1986 in Buenos Aires) was a major Argentine film actor and cinema icon of the classic era. Roberto Escalada began his career working on the radio and it was his voice that caught the attention of producers. On meeting him, film producers pleased by his physical appearance immediately put him in as a member of different movie casts. It was director Carlos Hugo Christensen who used Escalada to create a new masculine Latinamerican archetype in "Sapho, story of a passion", a melodramatic, film in which he starred as the lover of the older Mecha Ortiz and other films partnering Olga Zubarry. One of his most acclaimed films of the 1940s was Los Pulpos or The octopuses in English a film also directed by Christensen. In 1950 Escalada was chosen to play the central role of a Bioy Casares' short novel that in cinema was named "Mr Oribe's crime". Then in 1955 he played a conniving businessman in Ayer fue primavera ("Yesterday it was spring") in which he worked under the directorship of Fernando Ayala. However his life changed at the beginning of the 1960s when he got married and start working on TV. As a heavy smoker he had some health concerns during the mid to late 1960s and he spent the later years of this life in television picking up a number of different roles some of them very small. He made over 55 film and TV appearances in Argentina between 1939 and 1980. His health declined further in the early 1980s and he died on 5 December 1986 of a smoking related heart attack aged 72 in Buenos Aires.

Films

Roberto Escalada has worked on the following films:

Buenas noches, Buenos Aires
1964 film by Hugo del Carril
1964
Madame Bovary
1947 film by Carlos Schlieper
1947
24 Hours in the Life of a Woman
1944 film by Carlos F. Borcosque
1944
El Canto del cisne
1945 film by Carlos Hugo Christensen
1945
El Profesor Hippie
1969 film by Héctor Olivera, Fernando Ayala
1969
El Vampiro negro
1953 film by Román Viñoly Barreto
1953
Culpable
1960 film by Hugo del Carril
1960
Emergency Ward
1952 film by Tulio Demicheli
1952
With Life and Soul
1970 Argentine comedy film
1970
Vida nocturna
1955 film by Leo Fleider
1955
Una Atrevida aventurita
1948 film by Carlos Hugo Christensen
1948
Cinco besos
1946 film by Luis Saslavsky
1946
Yesterday Was Spring
1955 film by Fernando Ayala
1955
Una Viuda casi alegre
1950 film by Román Viñoly Barreto
1950
Twelve Women
1939 film by Luis Moglia Barth
1939
La Bestia humana
1957 film by Daniel Tinayre
1957
The Outlaw
1939 film by Orestes Caviglia
1939
Viaje de una noche de verano
1965 film by Rubén W. Cavallotti
1965
Esta noche mejor no
1965 film by Julio Saraceni
1965
Hormiga negra
1979
Dos quijotes sobre ruedas
1966 film by Emilio Vieyra
1966
De turno con la muerte
1951 film by Julio Porter
1951
El Diablo metió la pata
1980 film by Carlos Rinaldi
1980
Un Idilio de estación
1978 film by Aníbal Uset
1978
Clínica con música
1974 film by Pancho Guerrero
1974
Los Debutantes en el amor
1969 film by Leo Fleider
1969
De noche también se duerme
1955 film by Enrique Carreras
1955
El Mundo es de los jóvenes
1970 film by Julio Porter
1970
El Profesor Tirabombas
1972 film by Fernando Ayala
1972
La Familia Falcón
1963
La Gran tentación
1948 film by Ernesto Arancibia
1948
The Name Was Carlos Gardel
1949 film by León Klimovsky
1949
Thirty seconds of love
1947 film by Luis Mottura
1947
Un beso en la nuca
1946 film by Luis Mottura
1946