Sunday, September 30, 2012

RIP Ted Boy Marino

 Mario Marino, known as Ted Boy Marino, was born on October 18, 1939 in Fuscaldo Marina,  Calabria, Italy. He came to Buenos Aires in 1953, in the hold of a ship, at 12 years of age, along with his parents and five other siblings. He worked as a shoemaker in Buenos Aires, but took advantage of his free time to learn wrestling and practice weightlifting. In 1962 he was already participating in programs on Telecatch channels 9 and 12 of Buenos Aires from Montevideo.

In 1965, Marino reached Brazil. Shortly thereafter, he was hired as a fighter on Telecatch by TV Excelsior, where he was a great success. In the wrestling ring, along with other fighters like Tigre Paraguaio (Paraguayan Tiger), Electra, he defeated Alex and other villains like Aquiles (Achilles), Verdugo, Rasputim (Rasputin), Barba Negra (Blackbeard), El Chasques and Múmia (Mummy). He soon became a wrestling legend in Brazil

In the 1980s, with the decline of the Telecatch genre in Brazil, he began working on TV shows. Marino served as a co-star in the television program Os Trapalhões, usually in the role of villain, in addition to cameos on comedy programs such as Escolinha do Professor Raimundo. He also performed in theaters and clubs in the Brazilian states.

Marino died on September 27, 2012 in Rio de Janiero after emergency surgery for thrombosis, in Pro-Cardiac Hospital in Botafogo after nearly nine hours of operation, Ted succumbed to a cardiac arrest and died.

MARINO, Ted Boy (Mario Marino)
Born: 10/18/1939, Fuscaldo Marina, Colabria, Italy
Died: 9/27/2012, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Ted Boy Marino’s western – actor:
Bang Bang (TV) - 2005

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