facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

'Scarface' and 'Rocky III' actor dies

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   May 6, 2013 at 1:20 PM   |   Comments

May 6 (UPI) -- "Scarface" actor and former Los Angeles news anchor Mario Machado has died at age 78, according to the Los Angeles Times.

His daughter, Michelle, told the LA times that he died of pneumonia complications at a convalescent facility. He had suffered from Parkinson's disease for some time.

Machado was born in 1935 to a Chinese-Portuguese mother and a Portuguese father in Shanghai. In 1970 became Los Angeles' first Asian-American newscaster, according to the Utica Observer-Dispatch. He started as an on-air news reporter in 1967 and went on to win eight Emmy Awards.

His job led him to become a fictional news reporter in several films and television shows, including the "RoboCop" trilogy, "Oh, God!", "Rocky III," "Scarface" and "St. Elmo's Fire." In nearly all of his Hollywood roles, he played an interviewer or news anchor, and sometimes himself.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
2
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
3
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
4
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
5
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback