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Who was Carlitos Balá? Famous Argentinian Actor Dies at 97

Argentinian actor Carlitos Balá has left for the heavenly abode. The comedian, actor, musician, and children’s entertainer was well known for his catchphrases and bowl-cut hairstyle.

Carlitos passed away at the age of 97 on September 22, 2022, Thursday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Continue reading further to learn the main cause behind the death of the actor.

Carlitos Balá has passed away at the age of 97

As per World Nation News, the heartbreaking news of Carlitos’s demise was confirmed by his granddaughter. It has been reported by the media outlet, that he was admitted to the Geum’s Sanatorium after he incurred some pain and dizziness.

Laura Gelfi told the media outlet, “We are devastated but united and Thus he left with a joint family and lots of love.” Not long ago, the Argentine Association of Actors also shared the death news of the actor via a statement on their official Twitter handle.

A post from their official Twitter handle read, “We say goodbye to the actor and affiliate Carlos Balá, one of the most outstanding exponents of humor and children. His characters and phrases are part of the popular culture of our country. In this difficult moment, we accompany his family and loved ones.”

Who was Carlitos Balá?

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Carlitos Balá was born on August 13, 1925 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was an Argentinian actor who specialized in children’s entertainment.

Carlitos had a weekly television show which helped him to make a name for himself in the world of children’s entertainment. Throughout his career, he also starred in a couple of family-oriented films. He was well known for his role in the Canuto Cañete series in the 1960s. He also appeared in a movie called My Family’s Beautiful! which was directed by Palito Ortega and starred Luis Sandrini and Niní Marshall in pivotal roles.

Carlitos was most noted for his catchphrases such as “Downhearted, angueto stay still” and “What does salt taste like.” His most popular phrase was “What does salt taste like,” to which everyone replied, “Salaado!!!” when translated to English it means ‘Prayer.’

We can say that Carlitos Balá was like the Charlie Chaplin of Argentina. He tried to make everyone laugh with his comedy antics and funny expressions. He surely made a mark in the world of entertainment.

A little bit about Carlitos Balá’s personal life

Carlitos Balá’s dad Mustafá Balaá, was a Lebanese butcher by profession. His dad was originally from Beirut. On the other hand, when we talk about his mom, Juana Boglich Catturich, she was from Austria.

The My Family’s Beautiful star tied the knot with his wife Martha Venturiello in the year 1962. The pair welcomed two kids together, a daughter whose name is Laura Balaá and a son named Martin Balaá.

We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the Argentinian actor during this hard time. May the departed soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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