Xavier Cugat

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Birthday
1, 1900
Birthplace
Girona, Spain
Death Date
Oct 27, 1990 (90)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1900
Birthplace
Girona, Spain
Death Date
Oct 27, 1990 (90)

About

Latin bandleader popular from the 1930s to the 1950s and who recorded the hit "Perfidia." He appeared in movies like You Were Never Lovelier.

Before Fame

He was a classical violinist and played in the Orchestra of the Teatro Nacional.

Trivia

He helped popularize Latin music in America.

Family Life

He married Rita Montaner in 1918, Carmen Castillo in 1929, Lorraine Allen in 1947, Abbe Lane in 1952, and then Charo in 1966.

Associated With

His brother painted the cover art for the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby.