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September 17, 2023

30 Gorgeous Photos of Lina Romay in the 1940s

Born 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, American actress and singer Lina Romay performed for a time with Xavier Cugat before eventually retiring. She was featured on Cugat Rumba Revue on NBC radio in the early 1940s. Along with Cugat and his orchestra, she appeared in the films You Were Never Lovelier (1942), Bathing Beauty (1944) and The Big Wheel (1949).

Prior to singing with Cugat, Romay had sung with Horace Heidt’s orchestra, billed as Josette, a Frenchwoman. She was married to John Lawrence Adams, and later was the third wife of Jay Gould III, whom she married on 30 June 1953.

Romay died at age 91 in 2010 of natural causes at a hospital in Pasadena, California. Take a look at these gorgeous photos to see the beauty of young Lina Romay in the 1940s.

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