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Relatives, friends and admirers said goodbye to the remains of Pinky in the Buenos Aires Legislature

Pinky's wake takes place in the Buenos Aires legislature (Ramiro Souto)
Pinky’s wake takes place in the Buenos Aires legislature (Ramiro Souto)

From noon on Saturday until 9:00 p.m., relatives, friends, and admirers came to the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires to bid farewell to the remains of Pinkie. The famous star of Argentine television, born with the name of Lydia Satragno On November 11, 1935 in San Justo, he died last Thursday while he was at his home.

The sad news was confirmed by his loved ones in a statement. “Today, Thursday, December 8, at 87 years old, our dear Pinky passed away in the morning, accompanied by her son gaston, in the tranquility of his house in Palermo, the one of a lifetime. She did it after spending a night in peace, knowing that she was respected and loved”, said the letter in which they thanked “the enormous affection that they are dedicating to her at this time through all means” and asked that they know how to respect her pain. “For decades her followers gave her the nickname ‘the angel of Argentine television.’ Today it is”, closed the message.

Gastón Satragno, the son of the remembered driver
Gastón Satragno, the son of the remembered driver
Raquel Satragno, Pinky's sister, with her daughter, the journalist Karina Araujo and her partner
Raquel Satragno, Pinky’s sister, with her daughter, the journalist Karina Araujo and her partner

Gastón was precisely present at the Buenos Aires government headquarters for the last goodbye to his mother. Along with him were Raquel, the host’s sister, and her niece, the journalist Fabiana Araujo, who in a climate of deep respect bid farewell to a symbol of Argentine television.

Credit: Ramiro Souto
Credit: Ramiro Souto
Credit: Ramiro Souto
Credit: Ramiro Souto

She was born on November 11, 1935 in San Justo and made her television debut in 1956, after a tour as a commercial model. she was his colleague Trudy Tinky Thomas who renamed Lidia as Pinkie because of her pink skin and two years later she was hosting her own show, Good morning Pinkie. Shortly after, she briefly ventured into the cinema by joining the cast of The falldirected by Leopoldo Torre Nilssonin 1959.

Around 1961, he would change the course of television journalistic programs by giving him a certain political and social look at the conduct of Usbeside bernard neustadt. In 1964 she married Raul Laviewith whom he had his two children gaston Y Leonardo (died January 10, 2019).

The journalist Fabiana Araujo, close to the family, with her husband
The journalist Fabiana Araujo, close to the family, with her husband
The crown sent to you by the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires
The crown sent to you by the Legislature of the City of Buenos Aires

Established as the great figure of Argentine television, on Thursday, May 1, 1980, he led the transformation from black and white television to full colora fact with which Argentina Televisora ​​Color (ATC) was also inaugurated.

Among his outstanding appearances on television, in March 1982 he drove in the company of Chub Fontana the as historic as controversial The 24 hours of the Malvinas, a famous telethon set up to receive donations for combatants. But after leading other television and radio hits in that decade, by the mid-’90s he had decided to retire from the media.

The wake lasted until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Photos: Ramiro Souto
The wake lasted until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Photos: Ramiro Souto

in plans Pinkie they were neither an eternal rest nor much less a retirement: from there he started his path in Argentine politics hand in hand with Rodolfo Terragno -at that time president of the Radical Civic Union- and in 1999 she ran for the Alianza as a candidate for mayor of La Matanza, her native party. The election was very close and although the exit polls declared it the winner, the winner was Alberto Balestrini.

During the government of Fernando de la Rua (1999-2001), was secretary of Promotion and Social Action. And by 2007, as a member of the Unión Pro party, she assumed a seat as a national deputy for the province of Buenos Aires, a position she held until 2011.

Pinky returned to television in 2019 to drive with her niece Kari Araujo. messy memories It was broadcast on Public TV and consisted of a series of interviews, unpublished material, unique anecdotes and special guests from the star herself. But through a pandemic, Satragno’s health deteriorated.

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