Sep. 1st, 1957
Gloria Estefan's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1999 - Music of the Heart
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
Herself - Guest
Herself - performer
Herself - Musical guest
Herself - Musical Guest
- Attended high school at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Catholic School in South Miami, Florida.
- Got one of her first television appearances courtesy of actress/singer 'Iris Chacon' and her show _"El show de Iris Chacon" (1972)_ (qv).
- Once worked as a translator for the U. S. Customs Service at Miami airport.
- Has one sister, Becky
- (Feb 24, 2002) Perfomed at The Olympics; this is her third time perfoming there.
- In the 1950s, her father Jose Fajardo was a personal bodyguard to the first lady of Cuba, the wife of president 'Fulgencio Batista' (qv). Following 'Fidel Castro (I)' (qv)'s Revolution in 1959, Jose was captured in the futile 1962 Bay of Pigs invasion that sought to free Cuba from Communist rule. He was held prisoner until an exchange was arranged soon after by U.S. President 'John F. Kennedy' (qv).
- Son Nayib is a film major at UCLA
- Her mother, Gloria Garcia Perez de Fajardo, is critical condition in the hospital [October 15, 2007].