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|Born||Carlos Salim Balaa
August 13, 1925
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Spouse(s)||Martha Venturiello (m. 1962)|
|Partner(s)||Martha Venturiello (1955–1962, their marriage)|
|Children||Laura Balaa, Martín Balaa|
Carlitos Balá (born Carlos Salim Balaá on August 13, 1925, in the Chacarita neighborhood of Buenos Aires) is an Argentine actor who specializes in children's entertainment. His trademarks are his bowl-cut hairstyle and nonsense catchphrases.
Balá had a weekly television show, cementing his status at the top of children's entertainment, on par with Piluso and Pepitito. The show featured Angueto, an invisible dog, which Balá would pull around on a taut leash.
In addition to summertime tours of Argentina, Balá starred in several family-oriented films, most notably in the Canuto Cañete series in the 1960s.
His father, Mustafá Balaá, was a Lebanese butcher from Beirut On the side of her mother, Juana Boglich Catturich, Balá has roots in Austria (grandfather Nicolás), Uruguay (grandmother Felicia) and Montenegro (Felicia's father Juan Andres).
- My Family's Beautiful! (1980)
- Carlitos Balá at the Internet Movie Database
- Carlitos Balá at Cinenacional.com
- Carlitos Balá at Montevideo.com.uy (Spanish)
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