José Iturbi

Born Nov 28, 1895

José Iturbi Báguena was a Spanish conductor, harpsichordist and pianist. He appeared in several Hollywood films of the 1940s, notably playing himself in the 1943 musical, Thousands Cheer, and the 1945 film, Anchors Aweigh.

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1895 Birth Born on November 28, 1895.


1912 16 Years Old His worldwide concert tours, beginning around 1912, were very successful.


1916 20 Years Old Iturbi married María Giner de los Santos in 1916; she died in 1928. … Read More


1929 33 Years Old He made his American debut in New York City in 1929. … Read More
1933 37 Years Old Iturbi made his first appearance as a conductor in Mexico City in 1933 when presented by impresario Ernesto de Quesada from Conciertos Daniel.


1936 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 1936, Iturbi was injured in the crash and sinking of Pan American Airways' Puerto Rican Clipper in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. … Read More
1943 47 Years Old In 1943, Iturbi took his daughter to court for custody of the girls, calling her unfit, according to The New York Times.


1946 50 Years Old At age 28, in 1946, Iturbi's daughter committed suicide.
1947 51 Years Old Hero absconded with his daughters while Iturbi was on a European concert tour in 1947. … Read More


1980 84 Years Old 1 More Event
José Iturbi continued his public performances into his eighties. Finally he was ordered by his doctors to take a sabbatical in March 1980.
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