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August 24, 1988 | Associated Press
Band leader Xavier Cugat was hospitalized today for heart and respiratory problems, his doctor said. Dr. Jorge Ruis said the 88-year-old Spanish born musician leader is suffering from "a problem in the left ventricle probably secondary to a respiratory infection."
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December 29, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Lina Romay, whose role as a lead singer with Xavier Cugat's orchestra in the early 1940s led to a career in the movies and a stint decades later as a Spanish-language radio announcer for Hollywood Park, has died. She was 91. Romay died Dec. 17 of natural causes at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, said her son, Jay Gould IV. As Cugat popularized Latin music in North America, he made sure that he had "beautiful ladies who could sing fronting his band," including Romay ?
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NEWS
October 28, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Bandleader Xavier Cugat, who began playing in a symphony orchestra at the age of 10 and went on to become known as the "Rumba King" of the 1930s and '40s, died Saturday in Spain. He was 90. Cugat died at the Quiron Clinic in Barcelona, where he had been in intensive care with heart and lung problems. Cugat, who was born in Barcelona, had lived in that city for the last 18 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1994
With the untimely passing of Dinah Shore, I have lost a beloved and illustrious neighbor. Although I occasionally said hello when I would see her walking her dog, the only time I ever spoke to her at length was at a Frank Sinatra Invitational Gala two years ago. I had the pleasure of telling her in person that I have loved her--platonically speaking--for more years than either of us cared to remember, that I have two Victor 78s that she made...
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September 29, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali "wants to die, but people won't let him go in peace," said bandleader Xavier Cugat, who recently visited the artist. Cugat, a close friend, is among the few who see the reclusive Dali, 83. Cugat said the painter could no longer read or paint and was being fed through a tube. Dali has been a near-recluse since longtime companion Gala Dianocoff's death in 1982.
NEWS
January 4, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Band leader Xavier Cugat received emergency treatment for severe lung inflammation at a clinic today. Doctors at Quiron Clinic said the 89-year-old musician "was responding favorably." He was admitted to the clinic's intensive care unit, spokeswoman Inmaculada Cuenca said. Cugat and his family left Spain for Cuba when he was 4. A U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1994
With the untimely passing of Dinah Shore, I have lost a beloved and illustrious neighbor. Although I occasionally said hello when I would see her walking her dog, the only time I ever spoke to her at length was at a Frank Sinatra Invitational Gala two years ago. I had the pleasure of telling her in person that I have loved her--platonically speaking--for more years than either of us cared to remember, that I have two Victor 78s that she made...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Lina Romay, whose role as a lead singer with Xavier Cugat's orchestra in the early 1940s led to a career in the movies and a stint decades later as a Spanish-language radio announcer for Hollywood Park, has died. She was 91. Romay died Dec. 17 of natural causes at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, said her son, Jay Gould IV. As Cugat popularized Latin music in North America, he made sure that he had "beautiful ladies who could sing fronting his band," including Romay ?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1986 | DON SHIRLEY
Larry Hyman's "Tequila!" may make you giddy, but it won't bring on a hangover. This dance musical at the Skylight is an ideal after-dinner refreshment: funny, fluid, sexy and so short (just over an hour) that it doesn't have time to wear out its welcome. We're at the First International Zihuatanejo Film Festival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2010 | Times staff and wire reports
Adele Mara, a film and television actress whose many credits included the 1949 John Wayne film "Sands of Iwo Jima," died of natural causes Friday at her home in Pacific Palisades, her family said. She was 87. Born Adelaide Delgado on April 28, 1923, in Highland Park, Mich., she started dancing as a youth and was discovered by bandleader Xavier Cugat. She moved with her parents to Philadelphia to dance with Cugat's band, then moved to Hollywood and began working in movies regularly in the 1940s.
NEWS
October 28, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Bandleader Xavier Cugat, who began playing in a symphony orchestra at the age of 10 and went on to become known as the "Rumba King" of the 1930s and '40s, died Saturday in Spain. He was 90. Cugat died at the Quiron Clinic in Barcelona, where he had been in intensive care with heart and lung problems. Cugat, who was born in Barcelona, had lived in that city for the last 18 years.
NEWS
January 4, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Band leader Xavier Cugat received emergency treatment for severe lung inflammation at a clinic today. Doctors at Quiron Clinic said the 89-year-old musician "was responding favorably." He was admitted to the clinic's intensive care unit, spokeswoman Inmaculada Cuenca said. Cugat and his family left Spain for Cuba when he was 4. A U.S.
NEWS
August 24, 1988 | Associated Press
Band leader Xavier Cugat was hospitalized today for heart and respiratory problems, his doctor said. Dr. Jorge Ruis said the 88-year-old Spanish born musician leader is suffering from "a problem in the left ventricle probably secondary to a respiratory infection."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali "wants to die, but people won't let him go in peace," said bandleader Xavier Cugat, who recently visited the artist. Cugat, a close friend, is among the few who see the reclusive Dali, 83. Cugat said the painter could no longer read or paint and was being fed through a tube. Dali has been a near-recluse since longtime companion Gala Dianocoff's death in 1982.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 1986 | DON SHIRLEY
Larry Hyman's "Tequila!" may make you giddy, but it won't bring on a hangover. This dance musical at the Skylight is an ideal after-dinner refreshment: funny, fluid, sexy and so short (just over an hour) that it doesn't have time to wear out its welcome. We're at the First International Zihuatanejo Film Festival.
NEWS
January 7, 1994
Abner (Abby) J. Greshler, the talent agent who teamed Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and brought them to Hollywood, has died. He was 83. Greshler died Dec. 30 of pneumonia at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, his wife, Violet, said Monday. A native New Yorker, Greshler began his career in show business management at 15, handling Paul Tremaine and his "Band From Lonely Acres."
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