Xavier Cugat (1900–1990)

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KNOWN FOR 
Radio Days (1987) | Happy Feet (2006) | In the Mood for Love (2000)
AWARDS 
2 wins More »
AKA 
Xavier Cugat and Charo | X. Cugat and His Gigolos | Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra | The Xavier Cugat Orchestra  Less
NICKNAMEs  
The Rumba King, Cugie
BORN 
Jan 1, 1900 (died Oct 27, 1990)

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Past Film & Video (71 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The LEGO Ninjago MovieThe LEGO Ninjago Movie Writer ("Cui Cui")  Less 2017 $70MM
  • Primary photo for The FairyThe Fairy Performer ("Nightingale" written by nm0191265, nm1264760 & nm0936347)  Less 2011 $38K
  • Primary photo for The Tale of a FairyThe Tale of a Fairy (Short) Performer ("Perfidia")  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Kit Kittredge: An American GirlKit Kittredge: An American Girl Performer ("My Shawl"), Writer ("My Shawl")  Less 2008 $10MM $18MM
  • Primary photo for Taxi 4Taxi 4 Performer ("Jalousie")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for My Kid Could Paint ThatMy Kid Could Paint That Performer ("Brazil")  Less 2007 $231K
  • Primary photo for Happy FeetHappy Feet Writer ("Cui Cui")  Less 2006 $100MM $198MM
  • Primary photo for The MatadorThe Matador Writer (" (Yo Te Amo Mucho) And That's That" (1946))  Less 2005 $10MM $13MM
  • Primary photo for 20462046 Performer ("Perfidia") (as Xavier Cugat and His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra)  Less 2004 $12MM $261K
  • Primary photo for Le facteur de 19 heuresLe facteur de 19 heures (Short) Musician  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Two Weeks NoticeTwo Weeks Notice Performer ("Cugi's Cocktails (Hully-Gully Cha Cha)")  Less 2002 $60MM $93MM
  • Primary photo for Madame SatãMadame Satã Performer ("Carioca")  Less 2002 $198K
  • Primary photo for Night at the Golden EagleNight at the Golden Eagle Performer ("Ombo (My Shawl)", "Tabu"), Writer ("Ombo (My Shawl)")  Less 2001 $16K
  • Primary photo for In the Mood for LoveIn the Mood for Love Performer ("Perfidia")  Less 2000 $2.7MM
  • Primary photo for Billy's Hollywood Screen KissBilly's Hollywood Screen Kiss Performer ("Cuban Love Song", "Frenesí")  Less 1998 $2MM
  • Primary photo for CamerieriCamerieri Performer ("Quizas, quizas, quizas")  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for KikaKika Performer ("La Cumparsita")  Less 1993 $2.1MM
  • Primary photo for MacMac Performer ("THE LADY IN RED")  Less 1992 $471K
  • Primary photo for Black Hearts Bleed RedBlack Hearts Bleed Red (Short) Performer ("Maria Elena")  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Days of Being WildDays of Being Wild Performer ("Perfidia")  Less 1990 $142K
  • Primary photo for Crimes and MisdemeanorsCrimes and Misdemeanors Music ("Cuban Mambo" (1958))  Less 1989 $19MM $18MM
  • Primary photo for Radio DaysRadio Days Music ("One, Two, Three, Kick" (1933-42)), Performer ("Babalu" (1941), "One, Two, Three, Kick" (1933-42))  Less 1987 $16MM $15MM
  • Primary photo for Bye Bye BrasilBye Bye Brasil Performer ("Para Vigo Me Voy (Say sí sí)", "Duerme")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Reasons to Be GladReasons to Be Glad (Short) Music ("La Cumparsita")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for TaxiTaxi (Short) Actor  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Nunca en horas de claseNunca en horas de clase El presidente  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The PhynxThe Phynx Xavier Cugat  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Tiger by the TailTiger by the Tail Composer (song "Let's Drink, Friend"), Lyrics ("Let's Drink, Friend"), Music ("Let's Drink, Friend")  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The MonitorsThe Monitors Bug for Culture  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The LightshipThe Lightship Actor  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Blind JusticeBlind Justice Soundtrack ("Nachtigall (Nightingale)")  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for A sud niente di nuovoA sud niente di nuovo Actor  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for DonatellaDonatella Himself, Composer (uncredited)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Time of VacationTime of Vacation Writer ("Ay que merengue")  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Eddy Duchin StoryThe Eddy Duchin Story Xavier Cugat (uncredited)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The BachelorThe Bachelor Himself, Conductor, Soundtrack ("Tema principal")  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for The Lieutenant Wore SkirtsThe Lieutenant Wore Skirts Music ("My Shawl") (uncredited)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for Chicago SyndicateChicago Syndicate Benny Chico, Soundtrack ("Cuban Mambo") (uncredited)  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for The AmericanoThe Americano Music Supervisor (Abbe Lane's musical numbers), Music ("The Americano")  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for The Long, Long TrailerThe Long, Long Trailer Writer ("Cui Cui")  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for Xavier Cugat and His OrchestraXavier Cugat and His Orchestra (Short) Orchestra Leader  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Mighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder CityMighty Manhattan, New York's Wonder City (Short) Himself, Writer ("Cugat's Nougats") (uncredited)  Less 1949
  • Primary photo for Neptune's DaughterNeptune's Daughter Xavier Cugat  Less 1949
  • Primary photo for Luxury LinerLuxury Liner Xavier Cugat, Music ("Cugat's Nugat", "My Shawl") (uncredited), Writer ("Con Maracas", "Night Must Fall") (uncredited)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for A Date with JudyA Date with Judy Orchestra Leader, Performer ("Its a Most Unusual Day" (Reprise #2 - Finale)), Writer ("Marguerita")  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for On an Island with YouOn an Island with You Xavier Cugat, Music ("Nightingale" (1942)) (uncredited), Performer ("The Dog Song" (1948), "Takin' Miss Mary to the Ball" (1948)) (uncredited)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for This Time for KeepsThis Time for Keeps Orchestra Leader  Less 1947
  • Primary photo for No Leave, No LoveNo Leave, No Love Xavier Cugat (as Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Holiday in MexicoHoliday in Mexico Xavier Cugat, Writer ("Yo Te Amo Much - And That's That") (uncredited)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for Week-End at the WaldorfWeek-End at the Waldorf Orchestra Leader  Less 1945 $2.6MM
  • Primary photo for Meet Miss Bobby SocksMeet Miss Bobby Socks Writer ("Take It Easy") (as Albert De Bru)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Babes on Swing StreetBabes on Swing Street Lyrics ("Take It Easy") (as Albert De Bru), Music ("Take It Easy") (as Albert De Bru)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Bathing BeautyBathing Beauty Orchestra Leader, Music ("The Thrill of a New Romance" (1939)) (uncredited)  Less 1944 $2.4MM
  • Primary photo for The Yellow Rose of TexasThe Yellow Rose of Texas Writer ("Take It Easy") (as Albert De Bru) (uncredited)  Less 1944
  • Primary photo for Two Girls and a SailorTwo Girls and a Sailor Xavie Cugat, Music ("Thrill of a New Romance" (1939)) (uncredited), Writer ("Take It Easy" (1943)) (as Albert De Bru) (uncredited)  Less 1944 $1.4MM
  • Primary photo for The Heat's OnThe Heat's On Orchestra Leader  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for Stage Door CanteenStage Door Canteen Conductor of the Xavier Cugat Orchestra, Performer ("She's a Bombshell from Brooklyn" (1943))  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for You Were Never LovelierYou Were Never Lovelier Xavier Cugat (uncredited)  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Let's Go LatinLet's Go Latin (Short) Xavier Cugat  Less 1937
  • Primary photo for Go West Young ManGo West Young Man Orchestra Leader  Less 1936
  • Primary photo for The Man from MontereyThe Man from Monterey Writer ("Basilada", "Mexican Dance") (uncredited)  Less 1933
  • Primary photo for White ZombieWhite Zombie Music ("Spanish Jota") (uncredited)  Less 1932 $50K
  • Primary photo for Captain ThunderCaptain Thunder Composer (uncredited)  Less 1930
  • Primary photo for The LashThe Lash Orchestra Leader (uncredited), Composer (uncredited), Conductor (Vitaphone Orchestra)  Less 1930
  • Primary photo for In Gay MadridIn Gay Madrid Music By, Music ("Santiago" (1930), "Dark Night" (1930)) (uncredited)  Less 1930 $467K
  • Primary photo for Charros, gauchos y manolasCharros, gauchos y manolas Composer, Director, Writer  Less 1930
  • Primary photo for Un fotógrafo distraídoUn fotógrafo distraído (Short) Director  Less 1930
  • Primary photo for MexicanaMexicana (Short) Xavier Cugat - Orchestra Leader  Less 1929 $32K
  • Primary photo for A Spanish EnsembleA Spanish Ensemble (Short) Band Leader (as X. Cugat and His Gigolos)  Less 1928
  • Primary photo for The Merry WidowThe Merry Widow Orchestra Leader (uncredited)  Less 1925 $608K
  • Primary photo for The Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseThe Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Violinist (Tango bar scene) (uncredited)  Less 1921 $800K $9.2MM
Past Television (5 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Kung Fu SoccerKung Fu Soccer (TV Series) Performer ("Perfidia")  Less 2004–2005
  • Primary photo for Las VegasLas Vegas (TV Series) Performer ("Papa Loves Mambo") ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
    • Pilot (Sep 22, 2003) Performer ("Papa Loves Mambo")  Less
  • Primary photo for My Own Private OshawaMy Own Private Oshawa (TV Special) Writer ("Cachita")  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for La gente quiere saberLa gente quiere saber (TV Series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) President of South American Country ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
    • Episode #4.7 (Nov 2, 1954) President of South American Country  Less
Self (47 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for La vida en un xipLa vida en un xip (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for La paradaLa parada (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for La lunaLa luna (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for La casa dels famososLa casa dels famosos (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Más estrellas que en el cieloMás estrellas que en el cielo (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for La palmeraLa palmera (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1989 )  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for A dos de cinc, te o cafè?A dos de cinc, te o cafè? (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Un, dos, tres... responda otra vezUn, dos, tres... responda otra vez (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Cap d'any a TV3Cap d'any a TV3 (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for MomentosMomentos (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1986 )  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Àngel Casas ShowÀngel Casas Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 2 episodes, 1984–1986 )  Less 1984–1986
  • Primary photo for Ahí te quiero verAhí te quiero ver (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Una rosa al vientoUna rosa al viento Himself  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Bla, bla, blaBla, bla, bla (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Especial Nochevieja 1976Especial Nochevieja 1976 (TV Movie) Himself - Performer  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Bandleader ( 2 episodes, 1964–1976 )  Less 1964–1976
    • Episode #16.64 (Dec 2, 1976) Himself - Bandleader (voice)  Less
    • Episode #4.17 (Oct 6, 1964) Himself - Bandleader  Less
  • Primary photo for The Name of the GameThe Name of the Game (TV Series) Himself - Contestant ( 2 episodes, 1970 )  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Elvis: That's the Way It IsElvis: That's the Way It Is Himself (uncredited)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Bandleader ( 7 episodes, 1962–1968 )  Less 1962–1968
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  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Himself - Band Leader / Himself - Audience Bow / Himself ( 17 episodes, 1954–1967 )  Less 1954–1967
    • Episode #20.35 (May 7, 1967) Himself - Band Leader (as Xavier Cugat and Charo)  Less
    • Episode #20.25 (Feb 26, 1967) Himself - Band Leader  Less
    • Episode #20.22 (Feb 5, 1967) Himself - Audience Bow  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 5 episodes, 1965–1966 )  Less 1965–1966
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  • Primary photo for The Dean Martin ShowThe Dean Martin Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for An Evening with...An Evening with... (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Sábado 64Sábado 64 (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1965 )  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London PalladiumVal Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1962–1963 )  Less 1962–1963
  • Primary photo for Here's HollywoodHere's Hollywood (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for The Tonight ShowThe Tonight Show (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Bandleaer / Himself - / Himself - Orchestra Leader ( 4 episodes, 1962 )  Less 1962
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  • Primary photo for Tonight Starring Jack PaarTonight Starring Jack Paar (TV Series) Himself ( 7 episodes, 1957–1962 )  Less 1957–1962
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  • Primary photo for The Timex ShowThe Timex Show (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Chelsea at NineChelsea at Nine (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The George Burns ShowThe George Burns Show (TV Series) Himself - Guest Bandleader ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Voice of FirestoneThe Voice of Firestone (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Big RecordThe Big Record (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1958 )  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Mystery Guest ( 2 episodes, 1951–1958 )  Less 1951–1958
  • Primary photo for Susanna and MeSusanna and Me Himself  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Steve Allen ShowThe Steve Allen Show (TV Series) Himself - Singer / Himself - Band Leader / Sketch Actor ( 4 episodes, 1957 )  Less 1957
    • Episode #3.8 (Nov 10, 1957) Himself - Singer  Less
    • Episode #3.3 (Oct 6, 1957) Himself - Singer  Less
    • Episode #2.33 (Jun 2, 1957) Himself - Band Leader / Sketch Actor  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Xavier Cugat ShowThe Xavier Cugat Show (TV Series) Himself ( 2 episodes, 1957 )  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Person to PersonPerson to Person (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) Himself / Ali Baba Cugat ( 2 episodes, 1955 )  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for Place the FacePlace the Face (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for The Name's the SameThe Name's the Same (TV Series) Himself - Contestant ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for The Kate Smith Evening HourThe Kate Smith Evening Hour (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1952 )  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Songs for SaleSongs for Sale (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1951 )  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Cavalcade of BandsCavalcade of Bands (TV Series) Himself (with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra)  Less 1950–1951
  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Himself - Bandleader ( 1 episode, 1948 )  Less 1948
Archive Footage (15 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Sexo, maracas y chihuahuasSexo, maracas y chihuahuas Himself (archive footage)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for The Latin Explosion: A New AmericaThe Latin Explosion: A New America (TV Movie) Himself - Musician (archive footage)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Memòries de la teleMemòries de la tele (TV Series) Himself ( 9 episodes, 2007–2011 )  Less 2007–2011
    • Episode #5.38 (Jun 29, 2011) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #5.36 (Jun 15, 2011) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • Episode #5.15 (Jan 12, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Spanish HollywoodSpanish Hollywood Himself (archive footage)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for 50 años de50 años de (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2010 )  Less 2010
    • La primera vez (Feb 11, 2010) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for 53 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia53 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia (TV Special) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for España baila. De 'La vaca lechera' al 'Aserejé'España baila. De 'La vaca lechera' al 'Aserejé' (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 2007– 
  • Primary photo for De l'Havana a BarcelonaDe l'Havana a Barcelona (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for 50 y más50 y más (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment! IIIThat's Entertainment! III Orchestra Leader (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1994 $2.5MM $275K
  • Primary photo for Entertaining the TroopsEntertaining the Troops Himself (archive footage)  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Roots of RhythmRoots of Rhythm (TV Series) Himself  Less 1984– 
  • Primary photo for That's Entertainment!That's Entertainment! Orchestra Leader (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1974 $3.2MM $27MM
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Himself - Orchestra Leader ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955
    • Episode #6.3 (Oct 2, 1955) Himself - Orchestra Leader (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Moments in MusicMoments in Music (Short) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1950
Other (1 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS

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