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Mario Benedetti (1920–2009)

Mario Benedetti was born on September 14, 1920 in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay as Mario Orlando Hamlet Hardy Brenno Benedetti. He was a writer and actor, known for The Dark Side of the Heart (1992), Wake Up Love (1996) and Historias de fútbol (1997). He was married to Luz López Alegre and Luz. He died on May 17, 2009 in Montevideo, Uruguay. See full bio »


(age 88) in Montevideo, Uruguay

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Wake Up Love
Wake Up Love Writer
Historias de fútbol
The Truce
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 2009 Pedro e o Capitán (play Pedro y el capitán)
 2007 Oblivion (Short) (story)
 2006 La noche de los feos (Short)
 2005 Miss Amnesia (Short) (story)
 2003 The Truce (novel)
 2001 Los pocillos (Short) (story)
 1999 Os Pocillos (Short) (story)
 1997 Historias de fútbol (story "Puntero Izquerdo" - segment "No le crea")
 1996 Wake Up Love (poems)
 1992 Capitán-Capitán (Short) (story)
 1991 Miss Amnesia (Short) (story)
 1988 Cinco años de mi vida (Short) (story)
 1984 Pedro y el capitán (story)
 1984 Thanks for the Fire (novel)
 1980 La tregua (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1980)
 1976 Acaso irreparable (Documentary short) (story)
 1975 Las sorpresas
 1974 The Truce (novel)
 1974 Dale nomás (story "El olvido")
 1972 Las grandes novelas (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La tregua (1972)
 1967 El jugador de Ugo Betti (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1967)
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I think the only positive thing that came from Uruguay's dictatorship was the spread of Montevideo natives around the world, and I continued writing about them from my various places of exile.


He was a prolific writer of novels, poems, short stories, and plays. His works deal with middle-class life in Uruguay. Many of his poems have been turned into popular songs. See more »

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