Former Cuban model and dancer Rosario Moreno dies in Miami

Moreno was a dancer in the cast of the Tropicana cabaret in Havana and later had a successful career as a television producer in the United States.

Rosario Moreno (1946-2022). © Facebook / Rosario Moreno
Rosario Moreno (1946-2022). Photo © Facebook / Rosario Moreno

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The former Cuban model and dancerRosario Morenodied in Miami at 76 years old, his family and friends reported on social networks.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Rosario Moreno. My mother was the epitome of beauty, love and strength. She had the highest of standards. She was intelligent, witty, elegant, artistic and expansive with compassion and generosity. Mom was fearless without hesitation, open-minded and fair and taught this completely by example,” her daughter, Xochitl Jacques-Smith in a post.

Although the cause of death was not specified, his daughter assured that in recent years Moreno had to deal with major health problems. “She left us in peace surrounded by her children and for that we are grateful,” she said about her mother's death, which occurred on August 24.

Born in 1946 in Havana, Moreno debuted at a very young age in the world of modeling in Cuba, and worked as a model for Cuban television between 1960 and 1963.

Facebook / Café Nostalgia

"She was a cultured and elegant woman, who stood out for her beauty. As a model she had a stunning figure that caused a sensation in Havana in those years," said businessman Pepe Horta, founder of Café Nostalgia in Miami and friend of Moreno.

Facebook / Café Nostalgia

She was one of the dancers at the Tropicana Cabaret, where she dazzled with her beauty. It constituted one of the "revelations" in the cast of the show by choreographer Roderico Neyra (Rodney), who selected her for her physique and her unique presence.

Upon leaving Cuba in 1963, she moved to Los Angeles where she had a successful career as a television producer and writer. He later worked at the Univisión network in Miami.

He also carried out translation work into English, among which stand outLetters to Yeyito (2015), memoirs of the celebrated Cuban jazz player Paquito D’Rivera.

A few years ago, Moreno began writing a novel about Beny Moré, with whom he allegedly had a passionate affair.

Facebook Capture / Pepe Horta

Horta said that he has the manuscript of the novel, still unpublished, and that Moreno titled Beny's last girlfriend.

Facebook Capture / Pepe Horta

According to the musicologist and historian Rafael Lam, Beny Morédedicated to Rosario the famous bolero “I knew peace”.

Moreno is survived by three children. No information about his funeral has yet been released.

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