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Romay Dead At 91

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Romay Dead At 91
Singer/actress Lina Romay has died at the age of 91.

The star passed away from natural causes on 17 December at a hospital in Pasadena, California.

Romay began her career in the early 1940s as the lead singer of the Xavier Cugat Orchestra and landed her big break after performing with the band in Fred Astaire's 1942 film You Were Never Lovelier.

The role led to Romay pursuing fame as an actress in numerous film and TV projects, including stints on the Milton Berle Show and the Red Skelton Show.

She bowed out of showbusiness in 1953, according to the Associated Press.

Romay leaves a legend behind

Romay leaves a legend behind
Lina Romay, who sang with the Latin-inflected Xavier Cugat orchestra in the early 1940s before beginning a decade-long career as a film and TV actor, has died. She was 91. Romay’s son, Jay Gould, says his mother died on December 17 of natural causes at a hospital in Pasadena.Romay began her entertainment career by touring as the Cugat orchestra’s lead singer. A performance with the orchestra in the 1942 Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth film You Were Never Lovelier, led to her acting in 15 other films. ...
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