Alberto Castillo (performer)
Alberto Castillo was a prominent Argentine tango singer and actor. He was born Alberto Salvador De Luca in the Buenos Aires barrio of Mataderos as the son of Italian immigrants Salvatore De Luca and Lucia De Paola (from TEGGIANO near Salerno in the southern of Italy), made his professional debut in the 1930s and began a successful recording career in 1941. Soon afterwards he had a hit with his interpretation of the Alfredo Pelala tune Recuerdo.
Castillo was also a physician by training. This fact famously convinced his fiancee's parents to let her marry Alberto (being "just a tango singer" would not have been enough), and was dramaticised in the Argentine movie "Luna de Avellaneda", when Castillo volunteers to deliver a baby at a carnival fair right after finishing his set.
"Profile - Alberto Castillo". The Tango Times: Summer 2002.
"Profile - Alberto Castillo"
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