Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardes; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. The musicality of Gardel's baritone voice and the dramatic phrasing of his lyrics made miniature masterpieces of his hundreds of tango recordings.He died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. -lbk-
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Carlos Gardel (11 December 1890–24 June 1935) was a singer, songwriter and actor, and is perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of Tango. Gardel was born under the name Charles Romuald Gardes in Tolouse, France. Gardel lived in Argentina from the age of two, and three decades later he acquired Argentine citizenship in 1923. Killed in plane crash in Colombia in 1935 at the height of his career at the age of 44. Still a figure of Elvis-like cultural importance in Argentina.