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Don Francisco

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Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld (born December 28, 1940), better known by his stage name, Don Francisco, is a Chilean television host, and a popular personality on the Univision network reaching Spanish-speaking viewers in the United States. He is best known for hosting the former variety shows Sábado Gigante and Don Francisco Presenta.

Fact file

  • Born: Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld December 28, 1940 (age 74) Talca, Chile
  • Residence: Miami, Florida
  • Nationality: Chilean and American
  • Other names: Don Francisco
  • Citizenship: Chile
  • Occupation: Television host
  • Years active: 1962-2015
  • Home town: Santiago, Chile
  • Television: Sábado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Spouse(s): Teresa "Temmy" Muchnik Rosenblum (1963-present; 3 children)

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In the news

Don Francisco Walks Us Through His Final Day on ‘Sábado Gigante’
NY Times TV, 2015-09-26 04:01:01
For the host of the highly popular Spanish-language variety show, the day began with a dental emergency and ended with Champagne.

Ratings: Univision’s ‘Sabado Gigante’ Ends 53-Year Run a Winner
Variety, 2015-09-21 22:36:12
“Sabado Gigante,” a Saturday night tradition in millions of Hispanic households around the globe for more than 53 years, ended its run a ratings winner for Univision over the weekend. Nielsen estimates that “Sabado Gigante: Hasta Siempre!” — hosted as always by its Chilean-born creator, Mario Kreutzberger (stage name) Don ...

Spanish-language TV host Don Francisco bids farewell
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-09-20 13:17:05
MIAMI (AP) — Spanish-language TV host Don Francisco ended a 53-year career Saturday night, offering a last, emotional show in which President Barack Obama and his wife praised him by video and a constellation of Latin American pop stars thanked him for advancing their careers.

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