Early life[change | change source]
Marrone was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Career[change | change source]
His career began when he performed as a vaudeville in theaters and the radio. He hosted several children-oriented TV shows, such as "El Circo de Marrone" (Marrone's Circus), playing the clown character Pepitito. His recurring catchphrase was Cheee!.
Personal life[change | change source]
He married twice and had a daughter, "Coqui", with his first wife, Rosa. Still married, Marrone fell in love with Juanita Martínez, but they waited to get together until Rosa died.
Death[change | change source]
Marrone died in Buenos Aires, Argentina from a heart attack, aged 74.
In 2001, a decade after Marrone's death, Juanita committed suicide, and her body was found with a picture of Marrone in her hands.