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Real name: Verón, Paula
(12 February 1942 - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina
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Alberto Di Paulo
Hugo Del Carril
beautiful and good interpreter with a different voice that possesses a pleasant color, she was born in the neighborhood of Flores and she started her career in the sixties with the arrival of new rhythms which the recording companies were interested in imposing on our youth. Then the so-called nueva ola musical (New Music Wave) appeared in the scene, a poor quality phenomemon that scarcely represented our cultural heritage.
Paula is the sister of the couturier and producer Juanito Belmonte. She made her debut by singing tangos at the television program on Channel 13,
El Show de Antonio Prieto
, in which also appeared
, Nelly Prince and the actor Juan José Camero. In 1964 she appeared alongside
at the TV show
Copetín de Tango
The following year was her debut at the movies. She appeared in the film
, with a cast that included Alberto Argibay and the vedette Zulma Fayad. Later she was included in
, Guillermo Bataglia, Jorge Salcedo and Sergio Renán. As well she was starred in a musical comedy
La morocha de mi barrio
, which was performed weekly in a different neighborhood and with casts that were shifting. A curious anecdote: on that occasion the famous hairstylist Miguel Romano designed for her a black sraight hair wig which contrasted with her customary blond hair.
In 1966, Channel 9 aired a tango program named
La Cabalgata de los Grandes del Tango
, emceed by Hugo del Carril. In that TV show she appeared sharing the bill with
. That year she was summoned by the Fermata label to be part of the top work of its owner,
, the long-playing record
Catorce Para el Tango
, arranged and conducted by
Alberto Di Paulo
. For that record Paula cut a number by
and the writer
”, which was recorded on November 17.
In 1966, she was one of the pleiad of artists that were starred in the motion picture
directed by Leo Fleider. She also appeared in
Las Locas del Conventillo (María y la Otra)
, directed by Fernando Ayala and which starred Analía Gadé, Alberto Mendoza, Olinda Bozán and
Her career continued on Channel 7 in the program emceeed by Antonio Carrizo
. It featured
, Violeta Rivas and
. Furthermore she came back to the film studios with the movie
La secretaria está loca loca loca
(1967), which also included Violeta Rivas,
as musical director.
It turns out evident that television was what made her popular. She appeared in a series of famous TV programs like
, conducted by Nicolás Mancera;
, Eduardo Falú and Mercedes Sosa.
On Radio Belgrano she sang with the accompaniment of the staff orchestra of the radio station led by Domingo Marafiotti and
. As from 1970, she made several important tours but the tour of Europe stands out, especially, for her appearances in Spain and Italy where she received a great acclaim at the Teatro Regio of Turin.
She also apperared for a season at the Teatro Astral on Corrientes Avenue with the theater company led by Rodolfo Bebánin a Neil Simon’s play,
La Última Pareja
. Furthermore, she sang at several venues in Buenos Aires downtown; at the boite King on Córdoba Avenue where Roberto Goyeneche regularly appeared; at the tearoom Relieve along with
Hugo Del Carril
in the show
Tango en la Diagonal
and at the mythical stage of El Viejo Almacén, a tango venue owned by
In 1987, she married to an Italian impresario and settled in Italy. On her comeback —fourteen years later— she resumed her show business activity but with a much less busy schedule.
In this homage to Paula also goes my sincere recognition to all those women that —in spite of all the difficulties of that hostile period for tango—, knew how to achieve an outstanding space in the hall of the great female singers of the genre. Many of them we have already rescued from oblivion in Todo Tango.
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