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Charo
Birth name María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza de Rasten
Born March 13, 1951 (1951-03-13) (age 56) (disputed)
Flag of Spain Murcia, Spain
Official site Official Site

María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza de Rasten (born March 13, 1951; disputed year 1941) better known in the Latin and Hollywood show business as Charo, is a singer, dancer, comedienne, actress and classical guitar player. She is known for her flamboyant stage presence and provocative outfits. Her trademark phrase is "Cuchi-Cuchi". Before you can upload images you will need to register an account Only use this if you hold the copyright on the image. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... For the Roman goddess, see Venus. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... jus like my ass For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... A comedian (also comedienne, female) is a person who attempts to make people laugh through a variety of methods, normally through joke telling. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

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Date of birth

Charo was born in Murcia, Spain. The exact date of her birth remains somewhat disputed. She insists on 1951 as the year of her birth. For the Roman goddess, see Venus. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...


Charo long maintained that her stated date of birth was incorrect due to a "clerical error". Official documents in Spain and the United States maintained she was born in 1941, but Charo argues she is actually younger. In 1977 a United States court ruled that she was born in 1951. Some dispute this claim, as she would have been 15 in 1966 when she married Xavier Cugat (see below). For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


Biography

Charo is the daughter of a lawyer, who reportedly fled to Casablanca during Francisco Franco's dictatorship while her homemaker mother stayed behind in Murcia raising their children. She studied classical and flamenco guitar while residing in Murcia, and can claim Andrés Segovia as her guitar teacher (Segovia taught general music classes as community service in schools around Murcia). She took guitar lessons from him and other teachers from the age of nine on. As a result of her training and skill she has been named "Best Flamenco Guitarist" in Guitar Player Magazine's readers' poll twice. One of Charo's regrets is that because of her flamboyant stage presence, she has been overlooked as a serious guitar player. For other uses, see Casablanca (disambiguation). ... Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco Bahamonde (4 December 1892–20 November[1] 1975), commonly abbreviated to Francisco Franco (pron. ... Andrés Segovia Andrés Torres Segovia, marqués de Salobreña (February 21, 1893 – June 3, 1987) was a Spanish classical guitarist, and later nobleman, born in Linares, Spain who is considered to be the father of the modern classical guitar movement by most modern music scholars. ... Advertising pamphlet for Japanese & USA electric guitar & accessory manufacturers. ...


When Charo was quite young, she was "discovered" by famous bandleader Xavier Cugat (reportedly as a bit player at an airing of "Barrio Sésamo", the Spanish version of Sesame Street, a fact that is chronologically incorrect since the series started in the United States a few years later), whom she later "wed" on August 7, 1966, at the reported age of 15 (or 25 if she was born in 1941 as the documents said); Cugat was 66 and had married four times before then. The couple were the first to have their nuptials in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. A bandleader is the director of a band of musicians. ... Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra 1952 Film featurette - Universal Studios Xavier Cugat (January 1, 1900 - October 27, 1990) was a Spanish-Cuban bandleader whom many consider to have had more to do with the infusion of Latin music into United States popular music than any other musician. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... August 7 is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Caesars Palace is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


At a newspaper interview with the Los Angeles-based Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión in February 2005, Charo claimed that her marriage to Cugat was merely a "business contract", a way for him to legally bring her over to the United States, where he was based[1]. She moved to 257th street in New York City along with her mother and aunt, and was regularly featured in shows with Cugat's orchestra, in both New York and Las Vegas. She claims he was confident in her eventual success from early on, and that she gave him a Rolls Royce as a parting gift once she came of legal age. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1625 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area  - City  468. ... Rolls-Royce car may refer to vehicles produced by: Rolls-Royce Limited (1906-1973) Rolls-Royce Motors (1973-2003), which was owned by Vickers between 1980 and 1998, and after that by Volkswagen. ...


She was headlining Vegas shows by 1971, and reportedly being paid as much as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles or Dean Martin. In 1977, she became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was a jazz oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ...


On August 11, 1978 she re-married, this time to her manager Kjell Rasten, in Lake Tahoe. August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Tahoe redirects here. ...


She now has a regular touring show in addition to appearances in Las Vegas shows regularly (which at one time were choreographed by Comedy Central actor/dancer Jade Esteban Estrada). She also donates her talents to Jerry Lewis's annual MDA telethon. For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States and, as of October 19, 2006, in Poland[1], of January 15, 2007 in Germany[2], of April 30, 2007 in the Netherlands[3] and in Italy of May 1. ... Jade Esteban Estrada (born September 17, 1975 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas) is a successful Latin pop singer, comedian, choreographer and actor. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is a U.S. organization founded in 1950 which combats muscular dystrophy and diseases of the nervous system and muscular system in general by funding research, providing medical and community services, and educating health professionals and the general public. ...


Charo recently also took it to the seas by appearing and performing on the worlds largest cruise ship "Freedom of the Seas"


Charo is appearing at the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson Missouri USA from May 18th until June 16th, according to the official Andy Williams website.


Discography

The album cover of "Guitar Passion", first released January 1, 1994
  • Cuchi-Cuchi (1977)
  • Olé Olé (1978)
  • Mamacita, ¿dónde está Santa Claus? (Mommy, Where's Santa Claus?, 1978, single)
  • Bailando con Charo (Dancing with Charo, 1981)
  • Guitar Passion (1994)
  • Blame It on the Macarena (1996)
  • Gusto (Pleasure, 1997)
  • Charo and Guitar (2005)

Her first four albums were made with the Salsoul Orchestra. Image File history File links Charogp. ... Image File history File links Charogp. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


Filmography

Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Moon Over Parador is a (1988) romantic comedy film, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Raul Julia and Sofia Braga. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Thumbelina is a 1994 animated film directed by Don Bluth, and released by Warner Bros. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...

TV Work

Hollywood Squares is a American television comedy and game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Chico and the Man was an American sitcom which ran on NBC from September 13, 1974 to July 21, 1978, starring Jack Albertson as Ed Brown (The Man), the cantankerous owner of a run down garage in an East Los Angeles barrio, and introducing Freddie Prinze as Chico Rodriguez, an... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Love Boat was an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from 1977 until 1986. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Year 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar). ... The Facts of Life was an American sitcom which ran on the NBC network from 1979 to 1988. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover from the 2004 DVD release Pee-wees Playhouse Christmas Special is the Christmas television special based on the American Saturday-morning childrens program Pee-wees Playhouse. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... That 70s Show is an American television sitcom that centers on the lives of a group of teenagers living in Point Place, Wisconsin, a fictional suburb of either Kenosha, Wisconsin[1] or Green Bay, Wisconsin,[2] from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Surreal Life is a reality television series that sets a select group of out-of-the-spotlight celebrities and films them as they live together in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills for two weeks. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The cast of So NoTORIous So NoTORIous was a sitcom on VH1, loosely based on the life of Tori Spelling. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... This sequel to the popular I Love the. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Chappelles Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

References

  1. ^ Fin del ‘cuchi cuchi’, principio del arte, La Opinión Digital, 17 February 2005 (Spanish)

February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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