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  • Famous Famous Who Fled Cuba

    Anailin de la Rua de la Torre and Javier Nunez Florian, the 20-year-old Cuban-born actors in the movie "Una Noche," reportedly disappeared and did not show up for the premiere of their film at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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  • Famous Famous Who Fled Cuba

    The family of Gloria Estefan, the Cuban-born singer, songwriter and actress, fled to Miami because of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The "Queen of Latin Pop" is one of the best-selling musicians in the world with over 100 million albums sold worldwide. Here, Estefan performs at The Liverpool Echo Arena, July 27, 2009 in England.
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  • Famous Famous Who Fled Cuba

    Daisy Fuentes was born in Havana in 1966. Her family left the county in 1969 and moved to Spain for several years before emigrating to the United States. Fuentes was the first Latina VJ for MTV and Revlon's first Latina spokeswoman on a worldwide contract. Here, Fuentes arrives at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's 50th Anniversary Gala on Jan. 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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  • Famous Famous Who Fled Cuba

    Andy Garcia fled Fidel Castro's Cuba for Miami with his family when he was five years old. The acclaimed actor has since starred in hit films including "The Godfather, Part 3," "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "Ocean's 11." Here, Garcia speaks with reporters during the Mexico City premiere of "For Greater Glory (Cristiada)," April 17, 2012.
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  • Famous Famous Who Fled Cuba

    Actor and musician Desi Arnaz was born in Santiago, Cuba, in 1917. His father was mayor of Santiago and his mother was the daughter of a founder of the Bacardi rum company. Amidst political unrest in 1933, the Arnaz home was burned. Arnaz arrived in the United States at 17 and would eventually co-star on "I Love Lucy" with his wife, Lucille Ball.
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    Cuban-born singer Celia Cruz was a star in her native country when she defected in her 30s. She was on a Mexican tour with a band in 1960 when they all defected to the United States. Fidel Castro was angered by her departure and barred her from ever entering the country again. Cruz died of brain cancer in 2003. Here, Cruz rehearses for the 3rd annual Latin Grammy awards in September 2002.
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  • Famous Faces Who Fled Cuba

    Livan Hernandez defected to the United States from Cuba at the age of 20. The two-time All Star helped lead the Florida Marlins to a World Series win in 1997 and has played for teams including the San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves. Here, Hernandez pitches against the New York Mets on Sept. 4, 2011.
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