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Raul Lavie is an Argentine entertainer prominent in the Tango genre.
Raul Alberto Peralta was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1937. He first sang on a local radio station in 1955 and was subsequently invited to perform on Radio Belgrano and Radio El Mundo in Buenos Aires. Enjoying early popular acclaim, he gained his first professional contact with Columbia Records in July 1957, by which he recorded with Tango orchestra leader Hector Varela. Touring the country with fellow vocalist Rodolfo Lessica, he was, by then, known to his public as Raul Lavie.
Recording for Phillips with orchestra leader Hector Stamponi in 1959, the following year Radio Libertad launched the Raul Lavie Show, his first as a host. Introducing a succession of young musicians to listeners, in 1962 these contacts helped earn him a spot in a new, teen-oriented musical comedy series, El Club del Clan. Playing a self-confident social animal, Lavie's vocal talents came through in his Spanish-language interpretation of Paul Anka standards, among others'. Days before the first episode, in September of that year, Lavie was granted an interview by news anchor Lidia Elsa Satragno. Recently separated from his first wife, Lavie courted the television host, who was already a household word in Argentina by her nickname, "Pinky." The couple married in 1965 and had two sons.
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