Musician and performer known for appearing in Anchors Aweigh, Thousands Cheer, and several other 1940s MGM musicals.
He was Spanish violinist Manuel Quiroga's accompanist on international tours from 1911 until 1937.
His memory was honored through the José Iturbi Foundation and two music competitions, the Valencia International Piano Competition Prize Iturbi and the José Iturbi International Music Competition.
He and María Giner de los Santos were married in 1916. They had a daughter, also named María. His wife passed in 1928.
He was referenced in the bestselling novel Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth in which a young pianist is dubbed José Iturbi the Second.