Sep. 1st, 1957
Gloria Estefan's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1999 - Music of the Heart
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Musical Guest
Herself - Guest
Herself - Musical guest
- She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
- 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.
- In 2006, she donated $1 million to the Miami Paralysis Project.
- 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).
- (March 1990) Tour bus crash left her with a broken back.
- Attended high school at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Catholic School in South Miami, Florida.