Argentine composer María Elena Walsh dies at age 80
January 10, 2011.- Argentine Composer Maria Elena Walsh died today at age 80. She will be veiled from 5 pm to 0 am. at the headquarters of Argentine Society of Authors and Composers (Sadaic) located at 1547 Lavalle street and tomorrow she will be buried in La Chacarita Cemetery.
Maria Elena was 80 and left this world at 11.15 am after weeks of being admitted to La Trinidad Sanatorium.
She was born in Ramos Mejía and was author of children’s hits such as Manuelita, El Reino del revés, among others. She published her first book ‘Inolvidable otoño’ at age 17 when she was about to complete the School of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano.
Thereafter she began a long career dedicated to the world of children; although in the 60 she premiered at the Teatro San Martin ‘Canciones para mirar’, which was then recorded on a disk.
In 1979, during the military dictatorship she created ‘Desventuras en el País-Jardín de Infantes’ that highlighted what many wanted to ignore.
She was also the creator of theatre players Doña Disparate y Bambuco. And the books El reino del revés, Cuentopos de Gulubú, Hecho a mano and Juguemos en el mundo, Tutú Maramba, Zoo Loco, Dailan Kifki and Novios de Antaño.
In 1985 she was named Distinguished Citizen of Buenos Aires City and in 2008 she was honored by her peers. Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner also honored for her wonderful contribution to the culture of the country.
In 2008 she published Ghosts in the park, an autobiographical novel, through which she settled life in Parque Las Heras, where real and ghostly characters were in.