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Arleta was born in Athens on 3 March 1945 and studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. She published her first album of her own compositions (Η Αρλέτα τραγουδά, Arleta sings) in 1966 and became one of the leading figures of the Greek New Wave during the 1960s.At the beginning of her career she worked with many well-known Greek composers like Giannis Spanos, Manos Hatzidakis and Mikis Theodorakis. Her first great successes came with songs whose music was written by Lakis Papadopoulos and lyrics by Marianina Kriezi. She performed with great success in the Athens boîte scene. In 1997 she published a book, Από πού πάνε για την Άνοιξη (How to Get to Spring), which was based on her songwriting and included her own illustrations. On 11 February 2008, just a few minutes before a planned performance at Volos, Arleta suffered a stroke, which left her in hospital for six months and partly paralysed her for a year. with recovery after a lengthy hospitalization and year of rehabilitation. In January 2017, she suffered another stroke and remained in hospital, where she died on 8 August 2017, aged 72.
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