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Also Known As: Died: October 27, 1990
Born: January 1, 1900 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Spain Profession: bandleader, cartoonist

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Spanish-born band leader who popularized the Latin beat in the US through nightclub and film appearances with his band, the Gigolos, and a succession of sultry songstress-wives. Performing well into his 80s, he is best known among the younger generation as the former husband of singer Charo.

Spanish-born band leader who popularized the Latin beat in the US through nightclub and film appearances with his band, the Gigolos, and a succession of sultry songstress-wives. Performing well into his 80s, he is best known among the younger generation as the former husband of singer Charo.

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DIRECTOR:

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Entertaining the Troops (1989) Himself
2.
 The Phynx (1970)
3.
 The Monitors (1969)
4.
 The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) Himself
5.
 Chicago Syndicate (1955) Benny Chico
6.
 Donatella (1955) Himself
7.
8.
 Luxury Liner (1948) Himself
9.
10.
 A Date with Judy (1948)
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1912:
Came to the United States as violinist
1915:
Became American citizen
:
Moved to Hollywood where he drew caricatures of movie stars for the Los Angeles Times
:
Accompanied Rudolf Valentino as musician for silent film
1928:
Debut as bandleader at Hollywood's Cocoanut Grove
1978:
Retired as bandleader and returned to Spain
1986:
Formed new 16-piece band and toured Spain
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wife:
Rita Montaner.
wife:
Carmen Castillo.
wife:
Lorraine Allen.
wife:
Abbe Lane. Singer, actor.
wife:
Charo Baeza Charo. Entertainer.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"I, Cugat"
"My Wives"

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