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Tito Puente

Tito PuenteAKA Ernesto Antonio Puente Jr.

Born: 20-Apr-1923
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Died: 31-May-2000
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, St. Anthony's Church Cemetery, Nanuet, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Popular Latin bandleader

Wife: MargaretPuente
Son: Ronald Puente (musician)
Daughter: Audrey Puente (news anchorperson)
Son: Tito Puente, Jr. (musician)

    Grammy Best Latin Recording (1978)
    Grammy Best Tropical Latin Performance (1983)
    Grammy Best Tropical Latin Performance (1985)
    Grammy Best Tropical Latin Performance (1990)
    Grammy Best Traditional Tropical Latin Performance (1999)
    Grammy Best Salsa Album (2000)
    National Medal of Arts 1997
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Heart Attack 27-Apr-2000
    Open Heart Surgery
    Puerto Rican Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Calle 54 (8-Sep-2000) · Himself
    The Mambo Kings (28-Feb-1992) · Himself
    Salsa (7-May-1988) · Himself
    Radio Days (30-Jan-1987) · Latin Bandleader
    Armed and Dangerous (15-Aug-1986)



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