Known for movies

Short Info

DiedJune 24, 1935, Medellín, Colombia
FactGrew up in neighborhood of Abasto, Buenos Aires City.

Carlos Gardel was born in Toulouse, France, on December 11, 1890. His parents, Antonio Gardel and Berta Perez, were both immigrants from Uruguay. Carlos had two sisters, Pilar and Berta.

As a child, Carlos was fascinated by the art of singing and the art of acting. He would often put on shows for his family and friends. His first public performance was at the age of 10, when he sang at a local theater.

In 1905, Carlos and his family moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was there that Carlos began his career as a singer. He started out singing in the streets and in local cafes. He quickly gained popularity and began to tour Argentina and Uruguay.

In 1915, Carlos made his first recordings. These recordings made him even more popular. He soon became known as “The King of Tango.”

In the 1920s, Carlos toured Europe and the United States. He was very popular in both places. In 1928, he starred in his first film, “El dia que me quieras.” The film was a huge success.

In 1933, Carlos starred in his second film, “Cuesta abajo.” The film was even more successful than his first one.

In 1935, Carlos starred in his third and final film, “El tango en Broadway.” The film was a huge success.

Carlos Gardel died in an airplane crash in 1935. He was only 44 years old.

General Info

Full NameCarlos Gardel
DiedJune 24, 1935, Medellín, Colombia
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer, Por una cabeza, El Día Que Me Quieras, Mi Buenos Aires Querido


ParentsBerthe Gardes, Paul Laserre, Por una cabeza, El Día Que Me Quieras, Mi Buenos Aires Querido


AwardsGrammy Hall of Fame
MoviesTango Bar, El día que me quieras, The Tango on Broadway, Cuesta abajo, Suburban Melody, Autumn Roses, The Lights of Buenos Aires, The house is serious

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1Grew up in neighborhood of Abasto, Buenos Aires City.
2Pictured on one of five nondenominated USA commemorative stamps honoring Latin Music Legends, issued on 16 March 2011; price on day of issue was 44¢. The other stamps honored Tito Puente, Carmen Miranda, Selena, and Celia Cruz.



Morfi, todos a la mesa2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Francisco - El Padre Jorge2015performer: "El día que me quieras" / writer: "El día que me quieras"
Dancing with the Stars2006-2014TV Series writer - 4 episodes
Loin des hommes2014music: "El Día Que Me Quieras" / performer: "El Día Que Me Quieras"
Fleming2014TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Raphael: Mi gran noche2013TV Movie music: "El día que me quieras"
Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest)2013music: "Volver" / performer: "Volver"
Tu cara me suena2012TV Series music - 1 episode
Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie2012Video writer: "Por una cabeza"
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
O Canalizador Usa a Ferramenta Imperialista2012Short writer: "Volver"
De tu ventana a la mía2011music: "El día que me quieras"
Time Doesn't Stand Still2011Short performer: "Golondrinas"
Le Havre2011performer: "Cuesta Abajo" / writer: "Cuesta Abajo"
Memòries de la tele2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ponto da poesia2011Video performer: "Sus ojos se cerraron"
Dark Buenos Aires2010performer: "Yira, yira"
Love Ranch2010performer: "La Cumparsita"
Scent of a Cow2009Short writer: "Por una Cabeza"
Spanish Movie2009lyrics: "Volver" / music: "Volver"
Dancing with the Stars2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Banda sonoraTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2007 - 2009 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 music - 1 episode, 2009
Medium2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Buscando a Penélope2009TV Movie documentary music: "Volver"
Operación triunfoTV Series music - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Love in the Time of Cholera2007performer: "Por Una Cabeza" / writer: "Por Una Cabeza"
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV Special music: "Volver"
Penélope, camino a los Oscar2007TV Movie documentary music: "Volver"
All the King's Men2006writer: "Por una cabeza"
Volver2006/Imusic: "Volver"
Diva2006Video writer: "El día que me quieras"
Laitakaupungin valot2006"El día que me quieras", "Volver"
Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria2003writer: "El Día Que Me Quieras"
Maxima's Miracle2003TV Movie writer: "Volver"
Fits & Starts2002Short music: "Por una cabeza"
Cuéntame2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frida2002performer: "Soledad" / writer: "Soledad"
Off Key2001writer: "El día que me quieras"
The Devil's Backbone2001performer: "Una lágrima", "Yo no sé que me han hecho tus ojos"
Diario para un cuento1998"Rubias de New-York", "Lejana tierra mia"
Tango1998performer: "Arrabal amargo" / writer: "Arrabal amargo"
The Tango Lesson1997performer: "Mi Buenos Aires Querido" / writer: "Mi Buenos Aires Querido"
Great Railway Journeys1996TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Nitrato d'argento1996Documentary writer: "El dia que me quieras"
Libertarias1996as Gardel, "Melodia de Arrabal"
Ernesto Che Guevara1995Documentary performer: "Corrientes"
Cuesta abajo1995Short music: "Cuesta abajo"
El seductor1995writer: "Volver", "Por una cabeza"
El día que me quieras1994/ITV Series writer: "El día que me quieras"
El día que me quieras1994/IITV Series writer: "El día que me quieras"
Il Postino: The Postman1994performer: "Madreselva"
True Lies1994music: "Por Una Cabeza"
Schindler's List1993music: "POR UNA CABEZA", "Sus ojos se cerraron" - uncredited
I Don't Want to Talk About It1993as C. Gardel, "MILONGA SENTIMENTAL"
Scent of a Woman1992music: "Por una cabeza"
Beltenebros1991music: "El día que me quieras"
I Hired a Contract Killer1990music: "Mi Buenos Aires Querido", "Cuesta abajo" / performer: "Mi Buenos Aires Querido", "Cuesta abajo"
El mar y el tiempo1989music: "Mi Buenos Aires querido" - uncredited / performer: "Mi Buenos Aires querido" - uncredited
L'escot1987writer: - as Gardel / writer: "Mano a mano"
Tangos, the Exile of Gardel1985writer: "Volver", "El Dia que me quieras", "Rubias de Nueva York"
Les mots pour le dire1983performer: "Adiós Muchachos"
Le battant1983writer: "Mi Buenos Aires querido", "Silencio"
Las truchas1978music: "Volver"
Une femme, un jour...1977music: "Por una cabeza"
La marge1976"Yira Yira"
Destino de un capricho1972music: "Lejana tierra mía" - as Gardel
Cabezas cortadas1970as Gardel, "Cuesta abajo"
Pecado de amor1961"El día que me quieras"
Pelusa1960music: "Melodías de arrabal" tango
Mi último tango1960music: "Volver", "Melodía de arrabal"
The Big Broadcast of 19361935music: "Cheating Muchachita" / performer: "Amargura", "Cheating Muchachita"


The Big Broadcast of 19361935Carlos Gardel - Singer
El día que me quieras1935Julio Argüelles
Tango Bar1935Ricardo Fuentes
Asi Cantaba Carlos Gardel1935Principal
El tango en Broadway1934Alberto Bazán
Cuesta abajo1934Carlos Acosta
La casa es seria1933Juan Carlos Romero
Melodía de arrabal1933Roberto Ramírez
Esperáme1933Carlos de Acuña
Las luces de Buenos Aires1931Anselmo
El carretero1930Short
Enfundá la mandolina1930Short
Mano a mano1930Short
Padrino Pelado1930Short
Tengo miedo1930
Viejo smoking1930ShortEl inquilino
Yira, yira1930Short
¡Leguisamo solo!1930Short
El quinielero1930Short
Flor de durazno1917Fabián


El día que me quieras1935
Tango Bar1935
El tango en Broadway1934
Cuesta abajo1934
La casa es seria1933
Las luces de Buenos Aires1931

Music Department

Al despertar2015Short stock music
Historias Breves 11996stock music
Sábado a la noche, cine1960composer: theme music

Archive Footage

Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014-2015TV SeriesHimself
Gracias por venir, gracias por estar2013TV SeriesHimself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesHimself
Los Misterios del Tango2006TV Mini-Series documentary
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Mañanas informales2005TV SeriesHimself
Algo habrán hecho2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Las tragedias de los famosos2004TV SeriesHimself
Tango Bar1987Himself (uncredited)
Carlos Gardel, historia de un ídolo1964Himself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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