CARLOS GARDEL (1890 - 1935)
Carlos Gardel was born in 1887 and became internationally identified with the tango, which he made fashionable abroad in the 1920s. He created in it more than a dance but a synthesis of cultural significance, while himself providing an example of success that suggested similar ambitions to many others from a similarly impoverished background. He was equally famous for his appearances in films. Two of his best known compositions are El da que me quieras (The day you love me) and Volver (Coming back). Gardel died in 1935.