Archive for August 25th, 2010

1905, August 25 – birth of CELIA GAMEZ

Singer, Actress (Virgo) – born in Buenos Aires where she was a struggling tango singer…in a  moment of  inspiration she decides to go to Madrid Spain where through a lucky break she is catapulted into stardom. Over time she metamorphosed into the queen of Spanish musicals. She was beloved by the public at all levels; the aristocracy, the military and the common folk.

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 She was even popular with the Franco dictatorship though her personal life was scandolous including hints of lesbian affairs. At one of her weddings, enraged women tried to tear off her white dress which they saw as an affront to values of purity. At the end, she returned Buenos Aires where she died from complications of Alzheimers in a rest home at the age of 87.           

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