Lito Cruz

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Lito Cruz
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Born
Oscar Alberto Cruz

(1941-05-14)May 14, 1941
DiedDecember 19, 2017(2017-12-19) (aged 76)
NationalityArgentine
Alma materUniversity of Buenos Aires
University Theatre Institute of Chile
OccupationArgentine cinema and theatre actor, director, and playwright
AwardsMartín Fierro Awards (2011, 2014)
Websitewww.litocruz.com.ar

Oscar Alberto "Lito" Cruz (May 14, 1941 – December 19, 2017) was an Argentine stage director, playwright and actor. He was born in Berisso, Argentina. His career began in 1968. During his career, he won two Martín Fierro Awards (2011, 2014). He was known for his roles in El elegido and in Solamente vos.[1]

Cruz was appointed as National Theatres Director in 1995, a position he used to help have Congress pass the "National Theatre Law" in 1998. The bill helped protect struggling stages against demolition and guaranteed annual subsidies for the art.[2]

Cruz created and produced Sueños de milongueros in 2009, a musical written in homage to authors Jorge Luis Borges and Alejandro Dolina, and cartoonist/satirist Roberto Fontanarrosa.[3]

Cruz died in Buenos Aires on December 19, 2017 of a heart attack at the age of 76.[4]

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  1. "Todos los nominados a los Martín Fierro 2014" [All the nominations for the 2014 Martín Fierro]. La Nación. April 15, 2014.
  2. "Apoyo económico a los grupos de teatro independiente". Clarín.
  3. "Siempre voy a ser un actor que baila". Clarín.
  4. Murió Lito Cruz (in Spanish)

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