Argentine radio and television icon, Jorge Cacho Fontana, passed away

Argentine radio and television icon, Jorge Cacho Fontana, passed away

Jorge “Cacho” Fontana was a radio and television personality from Argentina.

Cacho Fontana, an important figure in Argentine radio history, passes away.

Jorge “Cacho” Fontana, a legendary Argentine announcer and host who excelled on radio and local television, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 90. His daughter Antonella confirmed the news to several members of the Argentine media outside the hospital where he was being treated.

His real name was Norberto Palese, and he was a radio personality with a distinctive voice and manner. He presented the “Fontana Show” in the 1970s, a popular program that aired for more than 15 seasons on Radio El Mundo and Radio Rivadavia, and which many consider being the forerunner of the country’s modern radio magazines.

Another significant accomplishment of Cacho Fontana’s long career, which kept him actively performing well into his 90s, was his performance on television’s “Odol Question,” a famous series of questions and answers, between 1963 and 1973.

Despite his high level of lucidity, his health has declined recently. In 2020, he contracted COVID-19, and while he was able to recover from it, he also developed pneumonia.

He passed away following the passing of his ex-wife Liliana Caldini, a well-known model and the mother of Antonella and Ludmila.

Cacho Fontana Age, Family, and Early Life

Cacho Fontana was 90 years old. He was born on 23rd April 1932 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His birth name was Norberto Palese. He had Argentine nationality. 

cacho fontana family

Norberto Palese, the only child of Nieves Filgueiras and Antonio Palese, was born in the Barracas neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

Cacho Fontana Career, What was his profession?

At the age of sixteen, he started a career in show business after Jorge Loguarro, a friend and coworker who also performed on stage occasionally, urged him to do the same at the Salón Argentino on Corrientes Avenue. Palese took on the stage name Jorge “Cacho” Fontana after being hired by the firm to host their traveling performance.

He made his radio debut in Argentina in 1950 after meeting radio presenter Roberto González Rivero (a.k.a. “Riverito”) by accident at the Huracán Stadium, which led to his employment as an announcer on Riverito’s Pea de tango, on Radio del Pueblo. Later, he worked as a sportscaster with Chacarita Juniors and alongside radio theater host Julio César Barton.

As a stand-in for host Jaime Font Saravia in El Relámpago (“The Thunderbolt”), where Tita Merello and Luis Sandrini starred under the direction of Miguel Coronatto Paz, he got to know Argentine comedy greats Tita Merello and Luis Sandrini. Merello and Sandrini were featured under the direction of Carlos Carella, who started a career in film. Fontana was eventually given a permanent position by Coronatto Paz.

Cacho Fontana Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The details on the net worth of Cacho Fontana is not available.

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Which school did he go to? What was his major?

Talking the educational background of Cacho, the high school he attended, and the university he graduated from are all unknown.

Cacho Fontana Wife, What about his relationship? Any children?

After only two years, his first marriage to Dora Palma terminated; they had a daughter.

Fontana dated tango singer Beba Bidart for twelve years before marrying model Liliana Caldini, 20 years his junior, and bearing him twin children, in 1970.

His social media reach.

We did a quick search for the social media presence of Cacho but weren’t able to find him on any sort of social media platform.

Cacho Fontana’s Height, Weight, Sexual orientation,

HeightN / A
WeightN / A
Hair colorWhite
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Cacho Fontana’s which you should be knows

Zodiac signTaurus
Relationship statusMarried