Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat

  • Highest Rated: 100% You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
  • Lowest Rated: 57% A Date with Judy (1948)
  • Birthday: Jan 1, 1900
  • Birthplace: Girona, Girona, Cataluña, Spain
  • This Spanish violinist and band leader was born in Spain and raised in Havana. He emigrated to the U.S. and worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times. In 1928 he began appearing with his first band at the Cocoanut Grove in Hollywood. Greatly helping to popularize Latin rhythms in the U.S., by the 30s and 40s he became known as America's "rumba king." Occasionally he appeared in films, often as himself leading his band through several musical numbers; sometimes played genial fictional characters. He gave up his career after suffering a stroke in 1971. His third wife was singer Abbe Lane and his fourth was singer and TV personality Charo.

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No Score Yet Big Time Swing Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Phynx Himself 1970
No Score Yet The Monitors Cameo 1969
No Score Yet The Eddy Duchin Story Himself 1956
No Score Yet Lo scapolo (The Bachelor) Actor 1955
No Score Yet Chicago Syndicate Orchestra 1955
No Score Yet Neptune's Daughter Himself 1949
57% A Date with Judy Cugat 1948
No Score Yet On an Island with You Himself 1948
No Score Yet Luxury Liner Himself 1948
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps Himself 1947
No Score Yet Holiday in Mexico Himself 1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Himself 1945
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance Actor 1945
No Score Yet Bathing Beauty Himself 1944
No Score Yet Two Girls and a Sailor Himself 1944
No Score Yet Stage Door Canteen Actor 1943
No Score Yet The Heat's On Xavier Cugat 1943
100% You Were Never Lovelier Himself 1942
No Score Yet Go West, Young Man Himself 1936


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