Xavier Cugat

Jan 1, 1900
Girona, Girona, Cataluńa, 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… More


Xavier Cugat Videos

A Date With Judy
3 minutes 47 seconds
Luxury Liner
30 seconds
The Eddy Duchin Story
2 minutes 31 seconds
Neptune's Daughter
1 minutes 33 seconds
On An Island With You
2 minutes 30 seconds

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