The radio announcer, television presenter and dubbing actor Mario Beut, who achieved great popularity in the 1960s, has died in Barcelona at the age of 91, his family has reported.
Born in 1933 in Arenys de Mar (Barcelona), Mario Beut Padrós was the son of singers and actors Mariano Beut Martínez and Carme Padrós.
Beut was studying third year of Law and sixth year of piano when he was discovered by a head of programs at Radio Barcelona, during an amateur theatrical performance, and thus began a radio career that led him to go through the microphones of this station, of the Cadena Ser, Radio Miramar, RNE and COPE, among others.
At the moment of greatest success in his professional history, between 1959 and 1969, he managed to make 14 programs a week. He also accumulated a multitude of awards, among which four Ondas Awards and the Popular Award from the Pueblo newspaper stand out.
From the radio he jumped to television, being one of the pioneer presenters of TVE in entertainment programs and contests, which gave him great popularity at a national level.
He made his debut in this medium in 1961 with the program "Yesterday news, today money" on TVE, which was followed by many others, such as "Look for your partner", "Smile, please", "The longest word", "Club midday" , “Seen and heard” and “We know Spain”.
He reached the highest levels of popularity with the program "La Unión ha la Fuerza" (1964), an audience phenomenon at the time, and in 1966 he received a tribute at the Palacio Municipal de los Deportes in Barcelona, which was attended by more than 15,000 people.
In addition to working on radio and television, he dubbing films and lent his voice to actors such as Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Luis Trintignant, George Peppard, Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier.
Mario Beut's farewell ceremony will take place on Monday at 12:00 at the Les Corts funeral home in Barcelona.