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Actor Xavier Cugat

Xavier Cugat

  • Birth name:

    Francisco de Asís Javier Cugat Mingall de Bru y Deulofeu

  • Date of Birth:

    Girona, Girona, Cataluña, Spain


Born in Spain, Xavier Cugat's family moved to Havana, Cuba, when he was three. Always musically inclined, he packed up and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times newspaper during the day and labored to put together a band at night. After a few years of playing smaller clubs in the L.A. area, Cugat finally got his break when he and his band secured a job at the prestigious Coconut Grove nightclub in 1928. His style of music caught on, and Cugat was instrumenta... more

Xavier Cugat Filmography

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Movie Thats Entertainment! Thats Entertainment!

as Clip from 'A Date with Judy' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Movie The Eddy Duchin Story The Eddy Duchin Story

as Himself (uncredited)

Movie Neptune's Daughter Neptune's Daughter

as Himself

Movie A Date with Judy A Date with Judy

as Himself

Movie Holiday in Mexico Holiday in Mexico

as Himself

Movie The Merry Widow The Merry Widow

as Orchestra leader (uncredited)