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Rosita Londner                                                        17.8.1923-8.8.2014

Rosita Londner (born Raisla; August 17, 1923 - August 8, 2014) was an Argentine actress and singer, with a popular career in Jewish theater and Jewish music. Londner, and her stage partner and husband Henri Gerro, were nicknamed "the wandering stars of vaudeville and the Jewish music hall."


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Early Years

Born in Warsaw, Poland on August 17, 1923, Londner arrived in Argentina when she was a few months old. Growing up, Londner's home was full of Jewish culture and Jewish music. Her mother, Sore Rojl, sang in a choir led by Maestro Kipnis. Her father, Nojem Londner, studied Piano and Violin with his brothers and sisters. Londner had 1 sister named Ofelia.


When Londner was 4 years old, her father Nojem died in a work accident.


Londner began to sing at an early age and later received singing lessons from the Argentine maestro, Alberto Mario Zecca.

Personal life

Londner married her stage partner, Henri Gerro, in 1953. They had a daughter, Alicia, and a son, Moshe.


After Gerro's death on October 17, 1980, Londner stopped performing. However, this was temporary as Londner stated that Gerro told her in a dream to continue performing.


Londner died on August 8, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Music career

In 1947, Rosita Londner was hired at the Miter Theater, where she performed alongside other artists from the Jewish community such as Ben-Zion Witler, Dina Halperin, Mijl Mijalesco, Shifra Lerer, Dzigan y Schumajer, Jennie Lowitz, and Meier Zelniker.


In 1951 Henri Gerro arrived in Buenos Aires and met Londner, whereupon he became Londner's stage partner. The two ended up marrying in 1953. The artist couple toured around the world, performing in London, Paris, South Africa, Scandinavia, Israel, North America, Central America, and South America, with their vast repertoire of songs, duets and Jewish humor.


Theatrical critics of the time referred to the Gerro-Londner couple as "the wandering stars of vaudeville and the Jewish music hall," adding: "Their performances before the public not only cause deep artistic enjoyment, but also exciting Jewish experience, both in those who long for the past and in those who seek a national identity.

Film career

One of her last jobs was her film debut in the movie Lost Embrace (Spanish: El Abrazo Partido) directed by Daniel Burman, where she played the role of Ariel's grandmother.


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