Famous Argentinian Media Personalities

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Cecilia Galliano
(Actress, Model and television presenter who has developed most of her career in Mexico)
Cecilia Galliano
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Birthdate: March 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marcos Juárez, Argentina
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Manuel Belgrano
(Lawyer, Journalist, Economist, Politician, Soldier, Jurist)
Manuel Belgrano
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Birthdate: June 3, 1770
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: June 20, 1820

Manuel Belgrano was an Argentine lawyer, politician, economist, journalist, and military leader. Widely regarded as one of the most important Libertadores of Argentina, Belgrano played a prominent role in the Argentine Wars of Independence and is credited with creating the Flag of Argentina. Manuel Belgrano is regarded as one of the greatest heroes in the history of Argentina.

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Quino
(His comic strip Mafalda is popular in many parts of the Americas and Europe)
Quino
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Birthdate: July 17, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mendoza, Argentina
Died: September 30, 2020
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Adolfo Bioy Casares
(Writer, Screenwriter, Journalist, Science fiction writer)
Adolfo Bioy Casares
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Birthdate: September 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: March 8, 1999

Argentine author and diarist Adolfo Bioy Casares is best remembered for his collaborations with Jorge Luis Borges. He soared to fame with his short novel The Invention of Morel, which later inspired the movie Last Year at Marienbad. He also won the prestigious Cervantes Prize for Literature.

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Bartolomé Mitre
(Soldier, Linguist, Journalist, Historian, Politician, Translator)
Bartolomé Mitre
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Birthdate: June 26, 1821
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: January 19, 1906

Bartolomé Mitre was an Argentine soldier, statesman, and author. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Argentina from 12 October 1862 to 12 October 1868. A major political figure that best characterized liberalism in 19th century Argentina, Bartolomé Mitre was also a historian, journalist, writer, and poet.

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Arturo Frondizi
(Lawyer, Politician, Journalist)
Arturo Frondizi
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Birthdate: October 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paso de los Libres
Died: April 18, 1995
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José Hernández
(Journalist)
José Hernández
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Birthdate: November 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: October 21, 1886

Argentine poet José Hernández is best known for his long epic poem Martín Fierro. Having spent a part of his life in the pampas, he learned the ways and means of the gauchos and often described them in his works, such as The Gaucho Martin Fierro, a fine work of gaucho poetry.

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Mariano Moreno
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Birthdate: September 23, 1778
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 4, 1811
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Roberto Arlt
(Argentine Novelist, Storyteller, Playwright and Journalist)
Roberto Arlt
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Birthdate: April 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1942

Argentine author Roberto Arlt brought in the genre of the novel of the absurd in Argentine literature. He is perhaps best known for his novels such as The Rabid Toy and False Love, and plays such as Three Hundred Million. His works have inspired the "Boom" generation of writers of Latin America.

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Florencia De La V
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Birthdate: March 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monte Grande, Argentina
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Leopoldo Lugones
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Birthdate: June 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Villa de María del Río Seco, Argentina
Died: February 18, 1938

A central figure in the history of Hispanic-American modernism, Leopoldo Lugones is remembered as much for his contributions towards formation of modern Spanish poetry as for his profound insight into Argentinean history. A well-Known poet-playwright-novelist, literary and social critic, and cultural ambassador, he later involved himself with national and international politics, leaving huge impact on the younger generation of writers.   

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Jacobo Timerman
(Argentine Journalist Known for His Confronting and Reporting the Atrocities of the Argentine Military Regime’s Dirty War)
Jacobo Timerman
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Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bar, Ukraine
Died: November 11, 1999

Argentine publisher and journalist Jacobo Timerman was imprisoned and tortured for writing extensively on the Argentine military regime's Dirty War and human rights violations. After being sent into exile, he penned his experiences in prisons and house arrest in his memoir, Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number.

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Omar da Fonseca
(Football commentator and former player.)
Omar da Fonseca
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Birthdate: October 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Tomás Eloy Martínez
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Birthdate: July 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucumán, Argentina
Died: January 31, 2010

Argentine journalist and author Tomás Eloy Martínez started as a film critic and then launched various newspapers, such as El Diario de Caracas and Siglo 21. Best known for his novels such as The Flight of the Queen. He was also a human rights activist and also taught at universities, such as Rutgers.

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Osvaldo Soriano
(Journalist)
Osvaldo Soriano
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Birthdate: January 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Died: January 29, 1997
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Manuel Rojas
(Chilean writer)
Manuel Rojas
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Birthdate: January 8, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 11, 1973

Manuel Rojas was an Argentine-born Chilean journalist and writer whose works earned him the prestigious Chilean National Prize for Literature in the year 1957. A respected writer, he served as a professor in the US. In 2012, the Manuel Rojas Ibero-American Narrative Award was established by Chile's National Council of Culture and the Arts to honor his life and career.

Carlos Maria Dominguez
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Birthdate: April 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Carlos Maria Dominguez is an Argentine journalist and writer who specializes in literary criticism. Apart from writing novels, biographies, plays, travel chronicles, and short stories, Dominguez has also contributed to the success of popular newspapers like Búsqueda and Brecha. Carlos Maria Dominguez has received several prestigious awards, including the National Essay Prize for his 2002 chronicle Escritos en el agua.

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Bill Eppridge
(Photographer)
Bill Eppridge
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Birthdate: March 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: October 3, 2013
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Copi
(Writer)
Copi
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Birthdate: November 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: December 14, 1987

Argentine author, playwright, and cartoonist Copi initially contributed to his father’s magazine. After being exiled to several countries, due to his father’s political activities, he began his career in Paris. He was also part of the literary groups Tse and Pánico, and created the iconic character La Femme assise.

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José Mármol
(Argentine Poet, Novelist and Journalist)
José Mármol
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Birthdate: December 2, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 9, 1871

José Mármol was an Argentine politician, journalist, writer, and librarian of the Romantic school. His lyric poems showcase his unique descriptive sensibility. After being in exile for 13 years, Mármol returned to his homeland where he was elected a senator from the province of Buenos Aires. José Mármol is also credited with founding three journals, including the famous La Semana.

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Alberto Gainza Paz
(Journalist)
Alberto Gainza Paz
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Birthdate: March 16, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: December 26, 1977