Fernando Hidalgo, Cuban-Born TV Host, Dies at 78


His career took him to Puerto Rico and Venezuela and again to the United States as he acted in and hosted exhibits, together with a scenario comedy, “Cómo Ser Feliz en el Matrimonio,” or “How to Be Happily Married.” He additionally hosted a sport present just like “The Newlywed Game” referred to as “Los Casados Felices,” or “The Happy Married Couples.”

The first episode of “El Show de Fernando Hidalgo” aired in September 2000. Mr. Hidalgo had carefully studied American tv hosts, significantly Johnny Carson, and adopted a comedy-variety format that catered to Latin tastes and pursuits.

He labored onerous to build the present into an establishment, even going door to door to companies in Miami in its early days to promote promoting, his son mentioned. Every evening, he would watch his personal present and critique himself, Ms. Dellan mentioned.

Mr. Hidalgo was fiercely happy with his Cuban heritage and introduced that spirit to the present. He ended each episode with a efficiency of the favored Cuban track “Guantanamera,” altering the lyrics to mirror current events.

In addition to Mr. Corona, he’s survived by two different sons, Ronald Corona and Fernando Corona; his daughters, Barbara Corona and Shayra Corona; 9 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A community government as soon as requested Mr. Hidalgo how he anticipated to make his present fascinating each evening. Mr. Corona recalled Mr. Hidalgo as saying, “Don’t worry, every Cuban in Miami has an interesting story.”


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