1900 – 1958
Who was Rita Montaner?
Rita Montaner, born Rita Aurelia Fulcida Montaner y Facenda, was a Cuban singer, pianist, actress and star of stage, film, radio and television. In Cuban parlance, she was a vedette, and she was well known in Mexico City, Paris, Miami and New York, where she performed, filmed and recorded on various occasions. She was probably the best-loved female star in Cuba of the period 1920–1960; they called her Rita de Cuba. Though classically trained, her mark was made as a singer of Afro-Cubanist salon songs.
She was one of three great musicians born in the small town of Guanabacoa in the province of Havana; the others were Bola de Nieve and Ernesto Lecuona. The lives of the three friends were connected professionally; they worked together many times.
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- Oct 21, 1900
- Also known as
- Rita Aurelia Montaner Fazenda
- Rita de Cuba
- Rita Aurelia Fulcida Montaner y Facenda
- Montaner, Rita
- Apr 17, 1958
on July 23, 2013
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