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Rosita Fernandez
Birth: Jan. 10, 1918
Nuevo León, Mexico
Death: May 2, 2006
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Entertainer. Tejano music pioneer and actress. Fernandez gained international fame as a recording artist. During her six-decade career she performed Mexican ballads for foreign and U.S. dignitaries including Pope John Paul II, Prince Charles, and five U.S. Presidents. She sang at President Jimmy Carter's inaguration in 1977, and was a frequent guest of President and Ladybird Johnson. Mrs. Johnson gave her the title, "San Antonio's First Lady of Song". She also appeared in San Antonio's first television broadcast, performing on a weekly basis. Fernandez worked with such notable stars as Xavier Cugat, Garry Moore, Dean Martin, and Joan Crawford, and can be seen in the films "The Alamo" (1963) and "Sancho, The Homing Steer" (1963). A bridge in San Antonio is named for her.  (bio by: Deleon Todd) 
 
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  Raul Arturo Almaguer (1917 - 2000)*
 
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Burial:
San Fernando Cemetery #2
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Deleon Todd
Record added: May 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14165298
Rosita Fernandez
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