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Pupi Campo
Birth: May 1, 1920
La Habana, Cuba
Death: Dec. 12, 2011

Bandleader. A pioneering Cuban bandleader who popularized the "tropical" sound in jazz music, he patterned his stage persona after Desi Arnaz. He and his band played many of the great New York night clubs of the 1950's including the Paramount Theatre, the Capitol Theatre and the Chateau Madrid. He signed to Seeco Records and recorded several popular albums, including the landmark "Bailemos Con Pupi Campo Y Su Orchestra." In 1954, he landed a regular gig on Jack Paar's "The Morning Show" on CBS. Campo's band featured a number of legendary jazz musicians, including Tito Puente, who later became known as the "King of Latin Music." His marriage to Rosemary Clooney's sister, Betty, was covered extensively in the celebrity tabloids of the time. As his career waned, he moved to Las Vegas in 1970 and opened "Cleopatra's Barge," an intimate jazz club located inside Caesar's Palace where he was the headliner for nearly a decade. (bio by: Miracle Mile Tim) 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Ann Clooney Campo (1931 - 1976)
  Elizabeth Ann Clooney Campo (1931 - 1976)
  Diosa Costello (1913 - 2013)*
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Originally Created by: Miracle Mile Tim
Record added: Dec 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82241995
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