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José Marrone

Argentine actor

Died when: 74 years 245 days (896 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio

 

José Marrone

José Carlos Marrone (25 October 1915 in Buenos Aires – 27 June 1990 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine actor and humorist.His beginnings were in vaudeville theaters and the radio; afterwards he hosted several children-oriented TV shows, such as "El Circo de Marrone" (Marrone's Circus), playing the clown character Pepitito.

His recurring catchphrase was Cheee!.He married twice and had a daughter, "Coqui", with his first wife, Rosa.Still married, Marrone fell in love with Juanita Martínez, but they waited to get together until Rosa died.

In 2001, a decade after Marrone's death, Juanita committed suicide, and her body was found with a picture of Marrone in her hands."Pepitito" Marrone is one of the most important humorist of the Argentine culture of the 1950s and the 1960s.


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