Mario Machado Dies; Scarface Actor Was 78

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Actor/Newscaster Mario Machado has died. He passed away this weekend at the age of 78, from complications due to pneumonia.

Machado, born in Shanghai, China, became Los Angeles' first Asian-American news anchor in 1967, for KHJ-TV.

He went on to portray a newscaster in various films, including ScarfaceRocky III, and the Robocop movies.

Mario Machado

Machado had been ill for some time with Parkinson's disease. He died at a West Hills convalescent facility.

He will be missed.

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