Jorge Guinzburg

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Jorge Ariel Guinzburg
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Born (1949-02-03)February 3, 1949
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died March 12, 2008(2008-03-12) (aged 59)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spouse(s) Andrea Stivel

Jorge Ariel Guinzburg[2] (February 3, 1949 – March 12, 2008) was an Argentine journalist, theatrical producer, humorist, and TV and radio host.


Guinzburg was born on February 3, 1949[3] to a Jewish family in Buenos Aires. He finished high school in 1966. In 1967, he started studying Law and then Philosophy but dropped out. Later, in 1971, he became scriptwriter for Juan Carlos Mareco and some time later for the Fontana Show.


Abrevaya and Guinzburg became members of Satiricón by 1972 and, according to writer Carlos Ulanovsky, both boys were funny, amiable and good natured.

In 1977, Guinzburg and Abrevaya started publishing a comic called Diógenes y el Linyera in Clarín, one of the most popular newspapers in Buenos Aires.

Guinzburg created more than twenty radio shows such as: El ventilador and Vitamina G. He worked for several advertising agencies and won several awards for his labor. He starred, directed and produced many theater plays. In TV, he wrote and hosted numerous comedy, news and game shows like Peor es nada, El Legado, La Biblia y el Calefón and Mañanas Informales.


Guinzburg died in the Mater Dei clinic on March 12, 2008.[1] He was in the clinic six days before his death because he suffered the fracture of a vertebra. He was affected by a pulmonary disease (a pleural effusion and a pneumonia generated from a lung cancer). He was 59 at the time of his death.


His second wife Andrea Stivel is a TV producer and his daughter Malena Guinzburg is a stand-up comedian.


  1. ^ a b "Murió Jorge Guinzburg" [Jorge Guinzburg died]. La Nación (in Spanish). March 12, 2008. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Se despidió Mañanas informales". La Nación. December 19, 2008. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Lamazares, Silvina (March 13, 2008). "La última ironía". Clarín. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014.