Salvador Pedro Raiano

April 19, 1945—May 22, 2003

Christy Cote and Nestor Ray

He was born in Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires, and better known as Nestor Ray. His tango school was the milonga and the street. Nestor trained to be a jockey. He accompanied actor Robert Duvall around the United States when he was filming movies. I met Nestor for the first time at a swing dance convention in Atlanta in May 1996, where he and Duvall danced a tango exhibition. I danced with Nestor at the Tango Broadway milonga in San Francisco and in Lo de Celia in Buenos Aires. He traveled to teach tango in Europe and the USA during the last 12 years of his life with his partner Patricia.

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