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Carlos Gardel (1890–1935)

Known as El Zorzal Criollo, the songbird of Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel is a legendary figure in Uruguay and Argentina. He was born on December 11st, 1890, in Toulouse (France). His place of birth have been claimed by the Uruguayans and Argentinians, however, his Birth Certificate and his Will proves, and leaves no doubt, that Carlos Gardel was ... See full bio »


(age 44) in Medellin, Colombia

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 2014-2015 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.11 (2015) ... (writer: "Mano a mano")
- Episode #2.10 (2014) ... (writer: "Mi Buenos Aires querido", "Volver")
 2015 Francis: Pray for Me (performer: "El día que me quieras") / (writer: "El día que me quieras")
 2006-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- It's Movie Night (2014) ... (writer: "Por una Cabeza")
- Round Ten: Finals (2009) ... (writer: "Los Vino" - uncredited)
- Round Two (2009) ... (writer: "Por una Cabeza" - uncredited)
- Round 3 (2006) ... (writer: "Por una Cabeza")
 2014 Far from Men (music: "El Día Que Me Quieras") / (performer: "El Día Que Me Quieras")
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (writer: "Por Una Cabeza" - uncredited)
 2013 Raphael: Mi gran noche (TV Movie) (music: "El día que me quieras")
 2013 Longwave (music: "Volver") / (performer: "Volver")
 2012 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2012) ... (music: "Volver")
 2012 Funny Show Part Two: The Video - Movie (Video) (writer: "Por una cabeza")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Desamor (2012) ... (performer: "Por una cabeza")
 2012 O Canalizador Usa a Ferramenta Imperialista (Short) (writer: "Volver")
 2011 De tu ventana a la mía (music: "El día que me quieras")
 2011 Time Doesn't Stand Still (Short) (performer: "Golondrinas")
 2011 Le Havre (performer: "Cuesta Abajo") / (writer: "Cuesta Abajo")
 2011 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.18 (2011) ... (writer: "El día que me quieras")
 2011 Ponto da poesia (Video) (performer: "Sus ojos se cerraron")
 2010 Dark Buenos Aires (performer: "Yira, yira")
 2010 Love Ranch (performer: "La Cumparsita")
 2009 Scent of a Cow (Short) (writer: "Por una Cabeza")
 2009 Spanish Movie (lyrics: "Volver") / (music: "Volver")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.7 (2009) ... (writer: "Por Una Cabeza" - uncredited)
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 2007 - 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #5.19 (2009) ... (performer: "A media luz")
- Episode #5.6 (2009) ... (music: "Mi Buenos Aires querido") / (performer: "Mi Buenos Aires querido")
- Episode #4.8 (2008) ... (writer: "El día que me quieras")
- Episode #4.3 (2008) ... (performer: "Cuando tú no estás") / (writer: "Cuando tú no estás")
- Episode #3.4 (2008) ... (performer: "Si soy así")
 2009 Medium (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Talented Ms. Boddicker (2009) ... (writer: "Por una cabeza" - uncredited)
 2009 Buscando a Penélope (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Volver")
  Operación triunfo (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2001)
- Gala final (2008) ... (music: "Volver")
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... (writer: "El día que me quieras")
 2007 Love in the Time of Cholera (performer: "Por Una Cabeza") / (writer: "Por Una Cabeza")
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Volver")
 2007 Penélope, camino a los Oscar (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Volver")
 2006 All the King's Men (writer: "Por una cabeza")
 2006/I Volver (music: "Volver")
 2006 Diva (Video) (writer: "El día que me quieras")
 2006 Lights in the Dusk ("El día que me quieras", "Volver")
 2003 Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria (writer: "El Día Que Me Quieras")
 2003 Maxima's Miracle (TV Movie) (writer: "Volver")
 2002 Fits & Starts (Short) (music: "Por una cabeza")
 2002 Cuéntame (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Dos trompas y un destino (2002) ... (performer: "Adiós muchachos")
 2002 Frida (performer: "Soledad") / (writer: "Soledad")
 2001 Off Key (writer: "El día que me quieras")
 2001 The Devil's Backbone (performer: "Una lágrima", "Yo no sé que me han hecho tus ojos")
 1998 Diary for a Tale ("Rubias de New-York", "Lejana tierra mia")
 1998 Tango (performer: "Arrabal amargo") / (writer: "Arrabal amargo")
 1996 Great Railway Journeys (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The High Andes to Patagonia (1996) ... (writer: "Mi Buenos Aires Querido")
 1996 Nitrate Base (Documentary) (writer: "El dia que me quieras")
 1996 Libertarias (as Gardel, "Melodia de Arrabal")
 1995 Ernesto Che Guevara (Documentary) (performer: "Corrientes")
 1995 Cuesta abajo (Short) (music: "Cuesta abajo")
 1995 The Seductor (writer: "Volver", "Por una cabeza")
 1994/I El día que me quieras (TV Series) (writer: "El día que me quieras")
 1994/II El día que me quieras (TV Series) (writer: "El día que me quieras")
 1994 Il Postino: The Postman (performer: "Madreselva")
 1994 True Lies (music: "Por Una Cabeza")
 1993 Schindler's List (music: "POR UNA CABEZA", "Sus ojos se cerraron" - uncredited)
 1993 I Don't Want to Talk About It (as C. Gardel, "MILONGA SENTIMENTAL")
 1992 Scent of a Woman (music: "Por una cabeza")
 1991 Prince of Shadows (music: "El día que me quieras")
 1990 I Hired a Contract Killer (music: "Mi Buenos Aires Querido", "Cuesta abajo") / (performer: "Mi Buenos Aires Querido", "Cuesta abajo")
 1989 The Sea and the Weather (music: "Mi Buenos Aires querido" - uncredited) / (performer: "Mi Buenos Aires querido" - uncredited)
 1987 L'escot (writer: - as Gardel) / (writer: "Mano a mano")
 1985 Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (writer: "Volver", "El Dia que me quieras", "Rubias de Nueva York")
 1983 Les mots pour le dire (performer: "Adiós Muchachos")
 1983 Le battant (writer: "Mi Buenos Aires querido", "Silencio")
 1978 Trout (music: "Volver")
 1977 Une femme, un jour... (music: "Por una cabeza")
 1976 The Streetwalker ("Yira Yira")
 1972 Destino de un capricho (music: "Lejana tierra mía" - as Gardel)
 1970 Cutting Heads (as Gardel, "Cuesta abajo")
 1961 Pecado de amor ("El día que me quieras")
 1960 Pelusa (music: "Melodías de arrabal" (tango))
 1960 Mi último tango (music: "Volver", "Melodía de arrabal")
 1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936 (music: "Cheating Muchachita") / (performer: "Amargura", "Cheating Muchachita")
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