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Gloria Estefan

  • Gloria's first grade teacher Ms.Collins helped Gloria learn English and fit in as the only non-American student in class.
  • In 2006 Gloria wrote the book Noelle's Treasure Tale.
  • Gloria was given a guitar at 12 and it became her comfort.
  • Gloria's father was poisoned by Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.
  • Gloria entered the University of Miami in 1975 with partial scholarships.
  • Gloria's mother worked at a local school when Gloria was a child.
  • Gloria's younger sister is Rebecca.
  • Gloria took care of her father when he had Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Gloria's father Jose was involved in the Bay of Pigs Invasion and spent 18 months in prison.
  • In 1995 Gloria sang the song "Mas Alla" for the 50th year anniversary of Pope John Paul II priesthood. Gloria asked the Pope to pray for free Cuba.
  • In 1990, Gloria's tour bus was hit by a tractor-trailer. Gloria broke her back in the accident.
  • Gloria has been a singer since 1977.
  • Gloria Estefan's son is Nayib.
  • Gloria is known as the "Queen of Latin Pop".
  • Gloria Estefan's song "Reach" was the offical theme of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta Georgia.
  • She was the first Hispanic woman to be named BMI songwriter of the year.
  • In 2005 she wrote her first book, The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog.
  • Gloria has a band, The Miami Sound Machine.
  • Gloria has once worked in the US Customs Service in the Miami airport as a translator.
  • Gloria has appeared already 3 times in The Olympics Opening Ceremony.
  • Gloria is 5' 2" (1.57 m).
  • Gloria and her husband, Emilio Estefan Jr., have 2 children: Nayib (born on September 2, 1980) and Emily Marie (born on December 5, 1994).
  • Gloria is married to Emilio Estefan Jr. since September 2, 1978.
  • Gloria has covered these songs:
  • Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (by Elton John)
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me (by Mel Carter).
  • Everlasting Love (by Robert Knight)
  • It's Too Late (by Carole King)

80's Hits

Can't Stay Away from You
Get On Your Feet
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You


Christmas Through Your Eyes
Love on Layaway

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