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Latina Legends

Hispanic Heritage Month: Latina Legends

Entertainers

Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz

(Cuba, 1924–2003 )
A five-time Grammy winner with twenty gold albums to her credit, singer Celia Cruz is the first Latino pop singer to earn a presidential National Medal for the Arts.
Charo

Charo

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are featuring extraordinary Latinas who have enriched our communities and influenced the world. This week, get to know singer, dancer, actress, comedienne, and award-winning classical guitarist of worldwide fame, Charo.

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are featuring extraordinary Latinas who have enriched our communities and influenced the world. This week the spotlight is on international superstar, singer Gloria Estefan, who has sold more than 50 million records and has twenty Top Ten hits.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

(United States, 1970– )
Entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist who in 1997 became the highest-paid Latina actress ever, Jennifer Lopez was nominated for a Golden Globe and was awarded best actress from the American Latino Media Arts Awards (ALMAs). Her debut album sold 8 million copies.
Joan Baez

Joan Baez

(United States, 1941– )
Singer Joan Baez, known as “the Queen of Folk Music,” earned eight gold records. A dedicated activist, she received the American Civil Liberties Union’s Earl Warren Award for her work in human rights, among other honors.
Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

(Puerto Rico, 1931– )
The only performer ever to win an Oscar, a Tony, a Grammy, and an Emmy.

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