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Who is Xavier Cugat wife?

Who is Xavier Cugat wife?

Charom. 1966–1978
Abbe Lanem. 1952–1964Lorraine Allenm. 1947–1952Carmen Castillom. 1929–1946Rita Montanerm. 1918–1920
Xavier Cugat/Wife

What nationality is Xavier Cugat?

Xavier Cugat/Nationality
Xavier Cugat, in full Francisco De Asis Javier Cugat Mingall De Brue Y Deulofeo, (born Jan. 1, 1900, Barcelona, Spain—died Oct. 27, 1990, Barcelona), bandleader who introduced Latin American dance music to wide audiences in the United States.

What happened to Xavier Cugat?

Cugat spent his last years in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, living in a suite at Hotel Ritz es. He died of heart failure at age 90 in Barcelona and was buried in his native Girona. He was posthumously inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

How many times has Xavier Cugat been married?

Cugat was married five times. His first marriage was to Rita Montaner (1918–20), his second was to Carmen Castillo (1929–44), his third to Lorraine Allen (1947–52), his fourth to singer Abbe Lane (1952–64), and his fifth to Spanish guitarist and comic actress Charo Baeza (1966–78).

How old was Abbe Lane when she married Xavier Cugat?

Because of her work in Europe, Lane was known as an actress before she became recognized for her singing and dancing. She had a television program in Europe and made 21 films there early in her career. In 1952 Lane married bandleader Xavier Cugat, who was 30 years her senior.

When did Xavier Cugat close his Mexican restaurant?

Cugat owned and operated the Mexican restaurant Casa Cugat in West Hollywood. The restaurant was frequented by Hollywood celebrities and featured two singing guitarists who would visit each table and play diners’ favorite songs upon request. The restaurant was in operation since the 1940s and closed in 1986.

How did Xavier Cugat come up with the tango?

Cugat’s friend, Charlie Chaplin, visited the club to dance the tango, so Cugat added tangos to the band’s performances. Seeing how popular the dance was becoming, Cugat convinced the owner to hire South American dancers to give tango lessons. This, too, became popular, and Cugat made the dancers part of his orchestra.