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Don Francisco Biography
Don Francisco (Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld) is a Chilean television host and a popular personality on the Univision network.
He is an actor and producer, known for hosting the variety shows Don Francisco Presenta and Sabado Gigante. He has got several awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He has got several awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Don Francisco Age
Francisco was born on December 28, 1940.
Don Francisco Family
Francisco is the son of Erick Kreutzberger and Anna Blumenfeld Neufeld.
Don Francisco Education
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Don Francisco Relationship | Children
Francisco is a married man who lives a happy and Luxurious life along with his family. The two couple are blessed with three children, Vivian, Francisco, Patricio who are young enough. There is no doubt that he is happy with his wife, Teresa Muchnick so the topic of divorce has not risen in between them.
He has stayed clean and loyal towards his wife and has no external affairs. There is no rumor or controversy on him.
Don Francisco Career
Francisco started a TV show in 1962, and he named it Sábados Gigantes on Canal 13. In it, he adapted many of the formulas he had seen in American television to the Chilean public. The show became an instant hit that had lasted over 53 years. In 1986, the show began to be produced by SIN in Miami, Florida, with the same formula used in Chile, with the slightly different name of Sábado Gigante to KMEX-DT channel 34 Los Angeles.
In the following six years Kreutzberger developed a three-hour-long variety show, including contests, comedy, interviews, and a traveling camera section. The traveling camera, or Cámara Viajera (originally La Película Extranjera, The Foreign Movie), has taken “Don Francisco” to over 185 countries worldwide, many of them more than once.
Francisco in his show has interviewed many celebrities, including Roberto Durán, Cristina Saralegui, Sussan Taunton, Charytín, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and many others. In addition, his show has launched the careers of famous entertainers, such as Lili Estefan, Sissi Fleitas, and numerous more. Kreutzberger appeared as himself in the movie The 33, about the 2010 Copiapó mining accident.
Immediately after the 1973 Chilean coup d’etat, the military sought after Kreutzberger. They took him to the vandalized house of Salvador Allende, where corpses of guards were still on the floor. The soldiers asked him to report on the events. Kreutzberger declined the offer encouraging the captain that had approached him to take the role of reporter himself.
Francisco has also hosted Chilean versions of ¿Quién merece ser millonario? (which is based on the original British format of the international Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? franchise), Deal or No Deal, and Atrapa los Millones (which is based on the American format of the international Money Drop franchise). He hosted the first three seasons of Atrapa Los Millones before retiring from the program in 2014; Diana Bolocco became the show’s new host for the program’s fourth season in 2015.
He voiced Governor Bernardo de Galvez in a 2003 episode, “The Great Galvez”, of a PBS Kids show Liberty’s Kids.
In 2012, Sabado Gigante celebrated 50 years on the air.
On April 18, 2015, Don Francisco announced his show would come to an end in September after 53 years on air; Sábado Gigante aired its final episode called “Hasta Siempre” on September 19, 2015.
On March 1, 2016, Don Francisco announced his return to the television and signed a multi-year deal with Telemundo. His first show on the network titled Don Francisco Te Invita, a Sunday night talk show considered to be a spiritual successor to both Don Francisco Presenta and Sábado Gigante, debuted on October 9, 2016.
Don Francisco Net Worth
Francisco is a Chilean-born television host, most famous for his work on Univision’s Sábado Gigante, who has a net worth of $200 million.