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Gloria Estefan

Dec. 1, 1957

Artistfacts for Gloria Estefan

  • She was born in Cuba. Her family moved to the US when she was 2 years old.
  • She has a degree in psychology from the University of Miami with a minor in French. While in school, she worked as a Spanish/French translator at Miami International Airport.
  • In 1990, she fractured her spine when her tour bus crashed near Scranton, Pennsylvania. She had two metal rods inserted in her back during a 4-hour surgery.
  • Her birth name is Gloria Fajardo. She married producer and keyboard player Emilio Estefan in 1978.
  • She appeared in the 1999 movie Music Of The Heart and the 2000 TV film For Love Of Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.
  • In 2005, she authored a picture book for kids called The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog. This was followed in 2006 by Noelle's Treasure Tale: A New Magically Mysterious Adventure. Noelle was the name of the family's bulldog. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 2)
  • Gloria Estefan is a keen sailor and has captained her own vessel. She's taken three courses in seamanship, piloting, and navigation.
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I love Gloria Estefan.Cantu - Plainville, Ct