Celia Cruz
Date of Birth
Oct 21, 1925
Birth Place:
Havana, Cuba


Beloved as the queen of salsa and seen as an enduring symbol of pre-Castro Cuba by many of that country's exiles, Celia Cruz's had a remarkable six-decade career, with more than 70 records, two Grammy awards, and three Latin Grammys, among numerous other accolades, to her credit. Born into an extended family in the small Havana village of Barrio Santra Suarez, Cruz was drawn to music from an early...