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Silvio Horta

  • Birthplace: Miami, Florida
  • Birthday: August 14
Date of passing: 
January 07, 2020

Obituary

Obituary: 

Silvio Horta was an American television producer and screenwriter.

Horta served as showrunner and head writer on Ugly Betty, which starred America Ferrera, ran for four seasons on ABC from 2006 to 2010 and was adapted from the hit Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, which aired from 1999 to 2001.

The show centered on Betty Suarez, a young Mexican American woman from Queens, New York, who lands a job at an upscale fashion magazine in Manhattan. During its run, the show won two Golden Globe Awards, and was nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards, including one nomination for Horta.

Silvio Horta was an American television producer and screenwriter.

Horta served as showrunner and head writer on Ugly Betty, which starred America Ferrera, ran for four seasons on ABC from 2006 to 2010 and was adapted from the hit Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, which aired from 1999 to 2001.

The show centered on Betty Suarez, a young Mexican American woman from Queens, New York, who lands a job at an upscale fashion magazine in Manhattan. During its run, the show won two Golden Globe Awards, and was nominated for 19 Primetime Emmy Awards, including one nomination for Horta.

Horta went on to sell a number of other projects to broadcast networks, working with Aaron Kaplan, Brett Ratner, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Gordon and Salma Hayek, a co-executive producer of Ugly Betty.

Horta died January 7, 2020, in Miami, Florida. He was 45.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

1 Nomination No Emmys

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2007

  • Nominee
  • Silvio Horta, Executive Producer
  • Ugly Betty
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
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