Lina Romay, whose role as a lead singer with Xavier Cugat's orchestra in the early 1940s led to a career in the movies and a stint decades later as a Spanish-language radio announcer for Hollywood Park. As Cugat popularized Latin music in North America, he made sure that he had "beautiful ladies who could sing fronting his band," including Romay - pronounced "Rome-eye" - "a warbler with surprising depth and range". Performing with Cugat for two years was so perfect, it "was like putting a glove on a hand," Romay told The Times in 1980. Spotted onstage with Cugat's band at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, she was soon signed to a seven-year contract with MGM about 1943.
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