Roberto Escalada (Aldo Roberto Leggero)
BiographyBuenos Aires, Argentina
Roberto Escalada began working on the radio and it was his voice the one that called the attention of producers. He was handsome enough to start a career as a member of different movies casts. It was director Carlos Hugo Christensen who used this very good performer to create a new masculine Latinamerican type in "Sapho, story of a passion". In this exceptional melodrama, Escalada was coupled with Mecha Ortiz, and older woman. Read more... young Olga Zubarry. His best movie of the 40s is "Los Pulpos" - "The octopuses" directed by Christensen, too. In 1950 he was chosen to play the central role of a Bioy Casares' short novel that in cinema was called "Mr Oribe's crime". And in 1955 he was a magnificent businessman in "Yesterday it was spring" - "Ayer fue primavera" - directed by Fernando Ayala. According to Olga Zubarry - his couple in some films - he was an affable man with a strong sense of humour. His life changed at the beginning of the 60s when he got married and start working on TV. A heavy smoker he had some troubles during this decade. Problem was that roles for him were unavailable in cinema and he spent the last years of this life dedicated to TV.