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Mario Machado, 78, TV anchor was in ‘Rocky III,’ ‘Scarface,’ ‘Robocop’ films

Mario Machado is seen Jan. 3 1977 file photo. Machado Los Angeles televisinews anchor 1960s 1970s who also appeared movies

Mario Machado is seen in a Jan. 3, 1977 file photo. Machado a Los Angeles television news anchor in the 1960s and 1970s who also appeared in movies such as "Rocky III" has died Saturday May 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times) NO FORNS; NO SALES; MAGS OUT; ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER OUT; LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS OUT; VENTURA COUNTY STAR OUT; INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT, TV OUT

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Updated: June 8, 2013 6:34AM



LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles television news anchor in the 1960s and 1970s who also appeared in movies such as “Rocky III” has died. Mario Machado was 78.

His daughter, Michelle, tells the Los Angeles Times that Mr. Machado died Saturday from complications of pneumonia at a Los Angeles convalescent facility.

KCBS-TV says Mr. Machado was of Chinese and Portuguese descent and was LA’s first Asian-American newscaster. Over a decades-long career, he was a newsman, producer, TV show host and soccer commentator. He worked at KCBS-TV, its predecessor and at what is now KCAL-TV.

He also played a newsman in TV shows and movies, including the “Robocop” films, “Oh, God!” and “Scarface.”

AP



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