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Libertad Lamarque

Libertad Lamarque was an Argentine actress and singer who became famous in Latin America while working in Mexican cinema.

Lamarque started acting professionally at only seven years old. Her family later moved to Buenos Aires in 1922, where she worked in theatre, and years later recorded her first tango LP, with great success. She filmed Adios, Argentina in 1930, and the first Argentine film with sound Tango! in 1933.

Legend has it that Lamarque left Argentina because she had been blacklisted by Argentina's first lady Eva Peron. Marysa Navarro and Nicholas Frasier, authors of Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron (ISBN 0-7366-3838-5), however, say that this is not likely. Rather, say the authors, Lamarque moved to Mexico because the Mexican cinema was in a better state during the 1940s and 50s than was the Argentine cinema. The authors also point out that Lamarque traveled freely between Argentina and Mexico during the lifetime of Eva Peron and beyond, which does not support the blacklisting legend.

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Un Siglo de Libertad

Libertad at TodoTango

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