Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:32 AM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Newsman and "Rocky III" and "Scarface" actor dies

A Los Angeles television news anchor in the 1960s and 1970s who also appeared in movies such as "Rocky III" has died. Mario Machado was 78.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

LOS ANGELES —

A Los Angeles television news anchor in the 1960s and 1970s who also appeared in movies such as "Rocky III" has died. Mario Machado was 78.

His daughter, Michelle, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/13jwSEN ) that Machado died Saturday from complications of pneumonia at a Los Angeles convalescent facility.

KCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/10AM106 ) says Machado was of Chinese and Portuguese descent and was LA's first Asian-American newscaster. Over a decades-long career, he was a newsman, producer, TV show host and soccer commentator. He worked at KCBS-TV, its predecessor and at what is now KCAL-TV.

He also played a newsman in TV shows and movies, including the "Robocop" films, "Oh, God!" and "Scarface."

---

Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Subscribe today!

Subscribe today!

Get 8 weeks of digital access to The Seattle Times for $1

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising

Autos news and research

Help for a leaky sunroof

Help for a leaky sunroof


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►