When my father was ill, music was my escape," Estefan told Washington Post reporter Richard Harrington. Retrieved from " https: Emilio heard Gloria sing, and when he met her again at a wedding at which the Miami Latin Boys were entertaining, he asked her to sit in with the band. One Day at a Time. The album blended disco with Salsa music percussion and Latin flavor. Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
I must have that face! Open tennis tournament August 30, in New York. One of the most successful Latin crossover artists ever, Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine created many of the signature sounds of the s and '90s. Born Gloria Garcia, she and her family were young Cuban immigrants among the first wave of exiles to arrive in Miami, fleeing the regime of Fidel Castro. In March , the group's tour bus was hit by an out-of-control tractor trailer on a snowy Pennsylvania highway; Estefan was critically injured, breaking her back.
Throughout her career Estefan hit the Top 10 more than 30 times, selling more than million albums. Estefan met with the children of military families to celebrate the launch of the newly-expanded United Through Reading program. Born Gloria Garcia, she and her family were young Cuban immigrants among the first wave of exiles to arrive in Miami, fleeing the regime of Fidel Castro. Our Lady of Lourdes Academy , Miami.
The song was released at the American iTunes Store , and the video of the performance reached No. In the fall of , during an interview to promote Miss Little Havana , Estefan expressed her views on gay rights and gay marriage and said that she was a strong supporter of both. Voice in the Latin-American version of the film . Francis wanted to hire writer Robert L. On April 7, , Estefan made an unannounced appearance at the auditions for The X Factor in Miami, and gave encouragement to the 7, participants gathered outside the Bank United Center for auditions. She also collaborated on a cookbook with her husband entitled Estefan Kitchen , which was published in The Arturo Sandoval Story.