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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Songs By A Latin Lover - Cesar Romero



Songs By A Latin Lover
Cesar Romero
Conducted and Arranged by Charles Palos
Album Production: Dave Pell
Tops HI-FI L1631

From the back cover: Cesar Romero was born in New York City on February 15th. He began his theatrical career as a dancer, appearing in several top clubs in the East. He was elevated to non-dancing role by Broadway producer, Brock Pemberton, who engaged him for the road company of "Strictly Dishonorable". This led to top roles in "Stella Brady" at the Globe Theatre and Frank Craven's "All Points West" and Lenore Uric's "Social Register." Romero also appeared in Broadway "Dinner At Eight", "Spring In Autumn" and "Ten Minute Alibi".

Hollywood claimed him when Metro-Goldwyn-Mayor Studios brought him West for a role in the original "Thin Man".

Some of the pictures he has appeared in include the "Cisco Kid" series,  "Happy Landing", "My Lucky Star", "Wintertime". "Springtime In The Rockies", "Tall, Dark And Handsome", his favorite picture "Show Them No Mercy", and many others for Twentieth-Century Fox.

In his long and successful career as a motion picture star, there are many ladies who have pulsated to his devastating Latin charms, among them, Betty Grable, Greer Garson, Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich, Sonya Henie, Loretta Young, Jean Peters, Vera Ellen, etc., etc.

Cesar Romero enlisted in the United States Coast Guard on June 7, 1943. His war record includes action in the South Pacific. He was discharged with the rating of Chief Bosun's Mate, resuming his 20th Century-Fox contract which the studio kept in effect during his entire military career. He was immediately assigned to leads in "Carnival In Costa Rica"  and in the mammoth Technicolor production "Captain From Castille". Then in quick succession, "Lady In Ermine", "Deep Waters" and "Love That Brute."

Other well-known pictures he has appeared in are "Bristish Agent", "Lost Continent" and "FBI Girl". In England he made "Happy Go Lucky", "Lady In The Fog" and "Creeping Shadows". He went to India to make "The Jungle". His recent co-starring roles include "Vera Cruz", "The Americano", "The Racers", "The Story Of Mankind" and he starred in the Paramount Picture "The Leather Saint". He can also be seen in "Around The World In Eighty Days".

He just completed a choice part in "Villa", which was made in Mexico.

In addition to his many chores as Motion Picture Star, he has guest-starred on many television shows, including Climax, Stage 7, Milton Berle Show, Patrice Munsel Show, Eddie Cantor Show, Martha Ray Show, Colgate Comedy Hour, Lux Video Theatre, Matinee Theatre, etc. Hal Roach signed him for his own television series, "Passport To Danger". He has completed 39 half hour shows in the series.

At the Dunes in Las Vegas last year, Cesar starred in his own Musical Revue entitled "Havana Mardi Gras". – Harold Spina

From Billboard - November 3, 1958: "Brazil," "Cielito Lindo," "Yours" and other favorites get tremulous chanting and Spanish recitation from the movie star. Good choral group support. Romero's name value should pull sales.

Mama Inez
Would I Love You, Love You
Jealous Cabellero
Maria Elena
The Breeze And I
Cielito Lindo
Amor, Amor
Rio De Janiero

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