Heber Hugo Carámbula was born on October 31, 1945, and died on November 14, 2015 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Also known under the stage name of Berugo Carámbula, was a Uruguayan actor, comedian and TV host, born in Las Piedras in 1945.
Hugo Carámbula started his career as a musician; in 1960 formed the jazz band “Crazy Clown Jazz Band”.
Later – already as a comedian – he was part of the cast in the Uruguayan TV program Telecataplum, for which he became well-known in Argentina, altogether with the other members of the cast: Ricardo Espalter, Eduardo D’Angelo, Enrique Almada, Andrés Redondo and Raymundo Soto, among others.
As an actor, Hugo was an important member of several comedies on films, theatres and TV programs, and the TV series Son amores.
Hugo was also hired as TV host of other programs, both in Argentina and Uruguay.
As a musician, Hugo recorded in 1976 el the LP Solo de Guitarra, his only production as guitar concertist.
In 1988, Hugo was awarded with the Martín Fierro Award as the best TV host for his work in Átrevase a Soñar (Dare to Dream).
In 2004, Hugo was diagnosed Parkinson’s disease, what caused him to be out of TV and theatre for four years.
On 28 November 2008 the Departmental Board of Canelones rendered an homage to Carámbula declaring him illustrious citizen of the departamento.
Hugo passed away on November 14, 2015, after a long battle with his illness.