Argentine best known as filmic bad guy

Argentine actor Enrique Kossi, best known for his performances as the bad guy in film, died July 23 of a heart attack in Buenos Aires. He was 76.

A native of the capital, he made his start as an acrobat and theatrical ice skater and as an actor in the stage performance of “Los invertidos” in 1956.

In 1958, Kossi landed parts as police officers and other minor characters in films like murder mystery “Rosaura a la diez” (Rosaura at 10 O’clock). His performance as a cop in Lucas Demare’s “Detras de un largo muro” of that same year exposed his abilities to interpret roguish characters.

His first starring role was as a budding soccer champ in Jose A. Martinez Suarez’s “El crack” in 1960, followed by “Rebelde con causa,” “Mate cocido” and “Juan Manuel de Rosas.”

Kossi also performed in plays like “La tia de Carlos” and “Testigo para la horca” and led the “El Capitan Minerva” children’s program on pubcaster Canal 7 and starred in popular TV series like “El gato,” “Districto Norte” and “Operacion Cero.”

His final performance was as a forensic doctor in the 1991 drug and murder thriller “Delito de corrupcion.”

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