Pupy Castello


December 18, 1935–July 20, 2007

He was known as Pupy, but his name was Ernesto Norberto Castello.  I heard only recently from a milonguero who knew him that when Pupy was hospitalized during the last months of his life, he was teaching tango to the doctors and nurses at Hospital de las Clinicas.

This photo shows how Pupy was always ready for laughs.  He was dressed in his finest jacket and bowtie for the tango cruise during Nora’s week in 1998.  He picked up a plate and tossed a napkin over his sleeve.  I couldn’t resist taking this photo of him.

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