Roberto Iglesias dead at 76

Spanish language radio, TV pioneer

Roberto Iglesias, a pioneer in Spanish language radio and television, died Feb. 7 of cancer in Glendale. He was 76.

Iglesias created the weekly TV program “Varedades,” the first Spanish show to be shown in color, in the 1960s.

He also was the man behind many Spanish radio talk shows, such as “Digalo por telefono.”

Iglesias worked as an actor in various 1960s TV shows including “I Spy” and “Burke’s Law.”

After retiring from the entertainment field, Iglesias went back to school and obtained his Ph.D. in psychology and hypnotherapy.

He is survived by his wife, Helena, two sons and two daughters.

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