Libertad Lamarque

Genres: Drama Foreign Films Latin
Descriptive "tags": tango argentina Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Libertad Lamarque Bouza, 24 November 1908, Rosario, Argentina, d. 12 December 2000, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. Lamarque was named Libertad (Liberty) because at the time of her birth her anarchist father was in prison. Her first theatrical work came as a child when she and her several siblings appeared in politically slanted plays. In her late teens, she moved with her family to Buenos Aires where she began performing as a professional singer and also made her first records of tango songs. She made her motion picture debut in a 1930 silent film and was in ¡Tango! (1933), one of Argentina’s earliest talking pictures. Her private life was stormy and for many years following her first marriage, in 1928, she and her quickly estranged husband squabbled over custody of their daughter, meanwhile remaining married because divorce was illegal.

Lamarque’s fame spread throughout Argentina, owing in large part to her tango...

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