Mirtha Legrand accompanied by her grandchildren Juana Viale, Nacho Viale and those closest to her.  (Photo: Movilpress)
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Given his career as one of the most prominent figures on Argentine television, Mirtha Legrand added a new cause for celebration. This Wednesday she was recognized with the prestigious French distinction of Legion of Honor at the embassy of this country In Buenos Aires city.

Mirtha Legrand is a permanent construction site… Those of us who do always receive criticism, but I love challenging it, moving forward, working and with more enthusiasm at 95 (…) “In my personal life I have always done my best to be a lady and I suppose that for having achieved it today they name me a Knight”, said the host in a humorous tone before the attentive gaze of all those present.

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The person responsible for publicizing this event was Nacho Viale, the honoree’s grandson, who also produces the cycles Mirtha’s night (thirteen) Y Having lunch with Juana (the thirteen) which are broadcast on Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:45 p.m.

Mirtha Legrand accompanied by her grandchildren Juana Viale, Nacho Viale and those closest to her. (Photo: Movilpress)

This highest decoration is awarded exclusively by the French government in favor of personalities both nationals of the French country and foreigners, who have extensive civil or military merits in favor of this nation. This is the award of the highest rank and strength granted by the French government and ‘La Chiqui’ will form part of the select group of national public life figures that have earned this outstanding appointment.

The honoree stars in her big night with her grandson Nacho Viale.  (Photo: Movilpress)
The honoree stars in her big night with her grandson Nacho Viale. (Photo: Movilpress)

The lunch diva received this distinction in the hands of the French ambassador in Argentina, Claudia Scherer-Effosse, in a solemn ceremony with other guests, including Marcela Tinayre, Juana Viale, Ámbar de Benedictis, Pampita and her husband Roberto García Moritán, and politicians such as the former Minister of National Security Patricia Bullrich.

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In this way, Mirtha Legrand she becomes a “legionnaire”. The award is of an honorary nature and is usually obtained by both men and women, French nationals or foreigners, who have achieved extraordinary merits within the civil or military field in that country, and is the highest awarded by the French government.

'La Chiqui' surrounded herself with great friends at this important event, such as Pampita, Roberto García Moritán, Jorge Macri and Belén Ludueña.  (Photo: Movilpress)
‘La Chiqui’ surrounded herself with great friends at this important event, such as Pampita, Roberto García Moritán, Jorge Macri and Belén Ludueña. (Photo: Movilpress)

Other distinguished names who have received the order of the French Legion of Honor are those of Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Le Parc, Quino together with Mafalda, Estela de Carlotto, Mauro Colagreco and Susana Rinaldi.

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