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Xavier Cugat

 


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Xavier Cugat, born Francisco d'Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu (1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Catalan-Cuban-American bandleader who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a key personality in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music. He was also a brilliant cartoonist and a successful businessman. His was the resident orchestra at the New York Waldorf Astoria, both before and after WWII. (via Wikipedia)
 
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Place of Death: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Name: Xavier Cugat
Occupation: singer, songwriter, actor, director. screenwriter
Years Active: 1925 - 1990
Birthplace: Girona, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Name At Birth: Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu
Birth Date: Jan 1, 1900
Death Date: Oct 27, 1990

 

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