Latin bandleader popular from the 1930s to the 1950s and who recorded the hit "Perfidia." He appeared in movies like You Were Never Lovelier.
He helped popularize Latin music in America.
His brother painted the cover art for the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby.
He was a classical violinist and played in the Orchestra of the Teatro Nacional.
He married Rita Montaner in 1918, Carmen Castillo in 1929, Lorraine Allen in 1947, Abbe Lane in 1952, and then Charo in 1966.