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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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 The Phynx (1970)
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 The Monitors (1969)
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 The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) Himself
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 Donatella (1955)
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 Chicago Syndicate (1955) Benny Chico
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 A Date with Judy (1948)
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 Luxury Liner (1948) Himself
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1912:
Came to the United States as violinist
1915:
Became American citizen
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Moved to Hollywood where he drew caricatures of movie stars for the Los Angeles Times
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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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