It Enrique Santos Discépolo Buenos, known as Discepolín, was a composer, musician, writer and filmmaker argentino, (1901 – 23 December 1951 March 27).


It was born in Buenos Aires Balvanera 1901 March 27 and died on 23 December 1951 a syncope to the heart.

After the death of his parents, his brother Armando, several years mayor, became his teacher, so guided along the path of the culture and discovered the vocation for the Theatre. With him he gave his first steps as an actor in 1917. In 1918 he wrote his first plays: Mr cure, single man and holidays. In 1920 he appeared in Matthew, written by his brother. He continued writing for the theatre genre and at the same time, in 1925, he composed the music of tango “Bizcochito” and the letter and the music of “to vachaché”.


In 1927 he composed the tango “tonight I emborracho”, popularized by Lily Maizani. Later, in 1928 and 1929, he wrote “Chorra” “Malevaje”, “I am a Harlequin” and “Yira yira”, among others. Meanwhile, continued acting successfully in theatres in Montevideo and Buenos Aires.

From 1931 to 1934, he wrote several pieces including Wunderbar and three hopes. In 1935 traveled to Europe and on his return was linked to the world of film as an actor, screenwriter and director. At the same time he wrote and composed his tangos notable “Cambalache” (1935), “disenchantment” (1937), “soul of bandoneon” (1935), “one” (with music by Mariano Mores, 1943) and “song desperate” (1944).

In 1947, after a tour of Mexico and Cuba, he composed “Cafetín de Buenos Aires” (1948). During the following years he continued to produce films, plays and tangos, some of whom were released after the death of.

Finally, on 13 April 1951, premieres and starring in his last film as an actor, directed by Manuel Romero, called “the fan”. The is immortalized his famous phrase that describes what is a football fan.


In 1917, he made his debut as an actor, by Roberto casaux, a comic capo of the time, and a year later signed together with a friend the piece Elves, battered by criticism. Then lifted marksmanship with Mr cure (adapted from a short story by guy de maupassant), Day holiday, single man, pass it out and, above all, the organito, fierce social painting drafted together with his brother to averaging the year 1920. As an actor, Discépolo evolved from comparsa share name, and would be remembered with enthusiasm their work on Mustafa, among many other new releases.


* “Malevaje”

* “To vachaché” (“what are you doing”)

* “Yira… yira…” (“tour tour…”)

* “As Mr sapa” (“what, Lord?”)

* “Cambalache”

* “Dream of youth”

* “Just 31”

* “Chorra” (“thief”)

* “I’m a Harlequin”

* “Who, who least”

* “Confession”

* “Song of despair”

* “One”

* “Cafetín de Buenos Aires” (“Buenos Aires café”)

* “Tonight I I emborracho”

* “Without words”

* “Storm”