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Carlos Argentino

Carlos ArgentinoAKA Israel Vitensztein Vurm

Born: 23-Jun-1929
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 20-Jun-1991
Location of death: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cause of death: Heart Attack

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Argentina
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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