March 16, 2015
This Monday, March 16, marks the 37th anniversary of the tragic and sudden death of Renny Ottolina, the remembered “Number 1” of Venezuelan television. Journalist, presenter, broadcaster, publicist, politician and even a racing car racer, Ottolina was characterized by being versatile, dynamic and above all, patriot.
Born in Valencia, Carabobo state, December 11, 1928, he was above all a Venezuelan who dedicated himself to love and to know the country.
On March 16, 1978, while he was traveling to a business meeting to be held on Margarita Island, the Cessna 310 plane, where he was traveling with his campaign manager, crashed in the vicinity of Pico Naiguatá.
At the age of 17, Renny started as an announcer on Radio Caracas Radio and shortly afterwards he worked for Radio Continente and Radiodifusora Venezuela. Ottolina ventured into the small screen in 1954, where she demonstrated her great mastery of the audiovisual arts, the most recognized programs being “El Show de Renny” and “Renny Presenta”.
Through his programs, the presenter made known national artists such as Mirla Castellanos and José Luis Rodríguez, and of international stature such as Tom Jones and Miriam Makeba.
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