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Celia Cruz
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    (October 21, 1925-July 16, 2003)
    Lived in Fort Lee, New Jersey
    Buried in Woodlawn Cemetary, Bronx NY
    Recorded over 70 albums
    Won 2 Latin Grammys
    Nickname was Queen of Salsa
    Her age was kept a secret until she died. Many had it listed as 1929, making her four years younger.
    She wore an array of different colored and wildly styled wigs.
    Her loud singing, scating nonsense words with a strong brass beat easily can produce a headache.
    Her catch phrase was 'azúcar' (sugar). It seems she screamed out azúcar on stage for her coffee.
    Even in death she was ornate, wearing different outfits for different viewings and being buried in a gold casket.
    She was one of the best loved salsa singers.
    She was so admired that in death her casket was flown down to Miami so that her fans could pay tribute.
    She suffered brain cancer, which led to her death at 77.
    She is the namesake for the Celia Cruz Fundacion.
    Gloria Estefan was a huge fan of hers.
    She sought asylum in America after leaving Cuba, pretending to be on tour (July 15, 1960). Castro was so enraged that he refused to allow her back in Cuba to visit her parents when they were ailing.
    President Clinton presented her the National Endowment for the Arts Award (1994).
    She said: 'Salsa is Cuban music with another name. It's mambo, cha-cha-cha, rumba . . .'
    She was married for over forty years to trumpeter Pedro Knight.
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 91 Votes: 51.65% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 23 Votes: 69.57% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 69.57% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 57 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 125 Votes: 57.60% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 210 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 288 Votes: 59.38% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 533 Votes: 56.47% Annoying
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