AKA Israel Vitensztein Vurm
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Location of death: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Muy famoso cantante de temas tropicales
Israel Vitensztein Vurm, descended from immigrant Jews, originally adopted the stage name Carlos Torres, but during a trip to Colombia with the Efrain Orozco Orchestra he encountered a singer there already with that name. Vurm became Carlos Torres Argentino, later shortened. In the late 1950s he traveled throughout Latin America with Sonora Matancera, a Cuban ensemble who initially thought he was Cuban. When not singing, Argentino raced thoroughbred horses. After a distinguished and lengthy career, he died in 1991 at a racetrack in Buenos Aires.
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