More than a decade ago, Silvio Horta wrote ‘Ugly Better’, a US adapted version of a successful Colombia comedy series, ‘Yo soy Betty, la fea.’ The show ran for 4 seasons with a total of more than 80 episodes about Betty Suarez, played by America Ferrera.
Ferrera won a Golden Globe award as well as an Emmy for her role in the Emmy nominated show for Outstanding Comedy Series. Betty was a smart and kind girl from Queens who got a great job in one of the trendy fashion magazines in Manhattan.
Other recurring roles are played by Eric Mabius, Tony Plana, Ana Ortiz, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Mark Indelicato, and Vanessa Williams. The show ran from 2006 to 2010 which won the Horta Writers Guild of America award in 2007.
He’s also the creator, writer and executive producer of the sci-fi channel series ‘The Chronicle’ that ran for a year in 2002. His most recent project would be ‘Move’ which was created by him, Mary J. Blige and Gail Berman. It was a one-hour drama musical with comedy that Fox bought in 2018 and was based on the life experience of choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson.
Horta has confirmed his death which happened in his home in Miami, but details surrounding it have not yet been disclosed.