Gerardo Sofovich

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Gerardo Andrés Sofovich
Gerardo sofovich 1970.jpg
Sofovich in 1970.
Born (1937-03-18)March 18, 1937[1]
Buenos Aires, Argentina[2]
Died March 8, 2015(2015-03-08) (aged 77)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation Businessman, dramaturge, television host, actor, comedian, scriptwriter and film director
Partner(s) Carmen Morales (1965-1995)
Sofía Oleksak (2009-2011)
Children Gustavo Sofovich (n. 1968)
Parent(s) Manuel Sofovich (father)
Relatives Hugo Sofovich (brother)

Gerardo Andrés Sofovich (March 18, 1937 – March 8, 2015) was an Argentine businessman, dramaturge, television host and presenter, comedian, scriptwriter, and director.

He was the producer Polémica en el bar and La noche del Domingo, two of the most popular Argentine television programs of the 1970s and '80s. Sofovich also hosted A la manera de Sofovich and Sin Límite SMS, broadcast on Canal 9. During the 1970s and 1980s he directed several picaresque films starring comedians Alberto Olmedo and Jorge Porcel.As a businessman, he backed major shows on Buenos Aires' Corrientes Avenue theaters.[citation needed]

His late brother Hugo Sofovich had a similar career as a film director and theater impresario. Just before his death, he hosted a television programme, 8 escalones (8 steps).[citation needed]

Health problems[edit]

Sofovich suffered a heart attack in 1992 at age 55. He had 15 stents put in and had twelve 12 angioplasties. On 8 October 2014, it was revealed that Sofovich had been connected to an artificial respirator and was sedated at Clinica Suizo-Argentina hospital after suffering a pulmonary infection, which complicated his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease condition.[3] He died on 8 March 2015, aged 77.[4]


  1. ^ "Murió Gerardo Sofovich". La Nación (in Spanish). 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Murió Gerardo Sofovich a los 77 años" (in Spanish). Radio Brisas. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gerardo Sofovich está grave". Última Hora (in Spanish). 8 October 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Argentine TV legend Gerardo Sofovich dies". Buenos Aires Herald (in Spanish). March 8, 2015. Archived from the original on 8 March 2015. 

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