Celia Cruz (I) (1925–2003)

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Celia Cruz was born on October 21, 1925 in Havana, Cuba as Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso. She was an actress and composer, known for Carlito's Way (1993), Love's a Bitch (2000) and Tower Heist (2011). She was married to Pedro Knight. She died on July 16, 2003 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Carlito's Way Soundtrack
Love's a Bitch Soundtrack
Tower Heist Soundtrack
Antwone Fisher Soundtrack


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 1997 El alma no tiene color (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Macaria
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Macaria
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Macaria
 1995 The Perez Family
Luz Pat
 1993 Valentina (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Lecumé
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Lecumé
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Lecumé
 1992 The Mambo Kings
Evalina Montoya
 1964 Premier Orfeon (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1964)
- Episode #1.2 (1964)
- Episode #1.1 (1964)
 1961 Amorcito corazón
 1957 Affair in Havana
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(late 1970s) TV commercial: Eastern Airlines. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sonora Matancera con Celia Cruz | Celia Cruz y su coro Mambo


Pedro Knight  (her death)

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[interview with the "New York Times", on he reasons reasons for becoming the lead singer of the famous Salsa band, La Sonora Matancera] I wanted to be a mother, a teacher and a housewife. But when I began to sing with La Sonora Matancera, I thought, "This is my chance, and I'm going to do it."


Left Cuba in 1959 when Fidel Castro came into power. She and her band, La Sonora Matancera, toured Mexico for two years before finally moving to the United States, where she has since resided. See more »


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The Queen of Salsa Music See more »

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