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José Iturbi

Jose Iturbi
photo by Carl Van Vechten, 1933
Personal information
BornNovember 28, 1895
Valencia, Spain
DiedJune 28, 1980(age 84)
Los Angeles, California, USA
GenresClassical
OccupationConductor, pianist
InstrumentsPiano
Associated actsRochester Philharmonic

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José Iturbi (28 November 1895 - 28 June 1980) 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 in the 1945 film, Anchors Aweigh. He was involved in a complex family custody battle in the 1940s that culminated in his former son-in-law kidnapping Iturbi's two granddaughters.


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