‘Scarface’ actor dies at 78

Posted at 2:58 PM, May 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-06 15:46:44-04

Television Personality Mario Machado. File Photo Jan 3, 1977

(LA TIMES) — Mario Machado, a longtime Los Angeles television news anchor and reporter who also played a newsman in a number of films and television shows, has died at a West Hills convalescent facility, said his daughter Michelle.

He was 78.

Machado, who worked for many years at KCBS-TV Channel 2, its predecessor KNXT and other local stations, died Saturday of complications of pneumonia, his daughter said. He had been ill for some time with Parkinson’s disease.

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