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Celia Cruz

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Birthday
21, 1925
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
Death Date
Jul 16, 2003 (77)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1925
Birthplace
Havana, Cuba
Death Date
Jul 16, 2003 (77)

About

Afro-Cuban singer and dancer who was called the Queen of Salsa and who has won multiple awards for her salsa albums, including Grammy Awards for Best Salsa Album for La Negra Tiene Tumbao.

Before Fame

She pursued singing after being informed that one could make more as an entertainer in a day than a teacher could in a month.

Trivia

In 1950, she was the lead singer for Sonora Matancera, a Cuban Salsa orchestra.

Family Life

She married Pedro Knight on July 14, 1962.

Associated With

In 1994, Bill Clinton awarded her the National Medal of Arts.