Carlos Gardel

[[Mona Maris]] and Gardel in the film [[Downward Slope|''Cuesta Abajo'']] (1934) Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a French-born Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He was one of the most influential interpreters of world popular music in the first half of the 20th century. Gardel is the most famous popular tango singer of all time and is recognized throughout the world. Described variously as a baritone or tenor because of his wide vocal range, he was known for his rich voice and dramatic phrasing. Together with lyricist and long-time collaborator Alfredo Le Pera, Gardel wrote several classic tangos.

Gardel died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul of the tango style. He is commonly referred to as "Carlitos", "El Zorzal" ("The Song thrush"), "The King of Tango", "El Mago" (The Wizard), "El Morocho del Abasto" (The Brunette boy from Abasto), and ironically "El Mudo" (The Mute).

In 1967, a controversial theory was published by Uruguayan writer Erasmo Silva Cabrera, asserting that Gardel was born in Tacuarembó, Uruguay. Other authors expanded upon this theory, and a museum to Gardel was established in Tacuarembó. But Gardel's friends and family all knew him as a French immigrant from Toulouse. Scholarly researchers analyzed the contradictory evidence, especially French birth and baptismal records, and confirmed his birthplace as Toulouse. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Gardel, Carlos, 1890-1935
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    by Gardel, Carlos ( 1890-1935)
    Published 1979
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    by Gardel, Carlos, 1890-1935
    Published 1966
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    Published 1966
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    Published 1966
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    Published 1996
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    Published 1990
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    Published 1970
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    Published 1973
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    Published 1994
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    Published 1972
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    by Los Panchos (Grupo musical)
    Published 1995
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    Published 2000
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