On This Date August 7, 1966 – Performer “Charo” Weds in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace

August 7, 2017
Charo, age 20, Weds Xavier Cugat, age 60, in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace

On this date: August 7, 1966 – Latin music king Xavier Cugat, age 60, and singer Charo, age 20, were the first couple to exchange vows at Caesars Palace. Cugat discovered Charo — whose birth name is María Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, while performing in Spain in a production of "Night of the Iguana." She went on to bring a little "Coochie, coochie" into the lives of millions.

Photo by: Las Vegas News Bureau

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4 Responses to On This Date August 7, 1966 – Performer “Charo” Weds in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace

  1. Amy Andersen wrote:

    I am trying to find out when The Alpine Village closed in Las Vegas?

  2. HamForDinner wrote:

    So, according to her birthdate of 1951 Charo married this guy at age 15? She looks terrible for a teenager. I thinks me smells some POOchie POOchie in the cuchie cuchie.

  3. Vegas Info wrote:

    some sources report her birth date as March 13, 1941

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