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Machito (1912–1984)

Francisco 'Machito' Grillo was born in Tampa, Florida, on February 16 1912 (some sources claim the Maria district in Havana to be his birthplace). He was certainly raised in Cuba, where he came to be inspired by the sounds of the Orquesta Aragon and El Sexteto Habanera to pursue a career as a vocalist and maracas player. In 1926, Machito's sister ... See full bio »


(age 72) in London, England, UK

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I Like It Like That Soundtrack
Pipe Dream Soundtrack


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 2017 The Only Living Boy in New York (performer: "Tanga" - uncredited)
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (performer: "Mangos")
 2008 Chuck (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Break-Up (2008) ... (performer: "Guaglione" - uncredited)
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page (performer: "Sopa de Pichon" - as Machito) / (writer: "Sopa de Pichon")
 2002 Pipe Dream (performer: "Feeding The Chickens")
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (Video) (performer: "Conga Mulence")
 1994 I Like It Like That (performer: "Bananas")
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 1992 The Mambo Kings
Machito (as Frank Grillo)
 1946 Machito and Orchestra (Short)
Band Leader

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Alternate Names:

Frank Grillo

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