Charo

Those who know Charo only as the hip-shaking Spanish lady who shouts "Cuchi cuchi" would be stunned to learn that she is fluent in five languages and is a classically trained guitarist who studied under the master ... Read more »
Born: 01/15/1951 in Murcia, ES

Filmography

Actor (44)

Wife Swap 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

The Suite Life on Deck 2010 (Tv Show)

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!Viva Hollywood! 2008 (Tv Show)

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Chappelle's Show 2006 (Tv Show)

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I Love the Holidays 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Las Vegas 2006 (Tv Show)

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So noTORIous 2006 (Tv Show)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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The Surreal Life 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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That '70s Show 2000 (Tv Show)

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Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 1999 ALMA Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Naked Truth 1975 - 1976, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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The All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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CBS All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina 1994 (Movie)

of Mrs Delores (Ma) Toad (Voice)

MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Parade 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The 4th Annual Desi Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

Madame Loop (Actor)

Perry Como's Easter in Guadalajara 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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The Celebrity Football Classic 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Paul Lynde Goes M-a-a-a-ad 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Bob Hope Special (10/18/78) 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Concorde - Airport '79 1979 (Movie)

Margarita (Actor)

Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob! 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Chico and the Man 1973 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Charo 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Charo and the Sergeant 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Saturday Night Live 1975 - 1976 (Tv Show)

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Tiger By the Tail 1969 (Movie)

Darlita (Actor)

The Love Boat (TV Show)

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Biography

Those who know Charo only as the hip-shaking Spanish lady who shouts "Cuchi cuchi" would be stunned to learn that she is fluent in five languages and is a classically trained guitarist who studied under the master, Andrés Segovia. Her real age is a point of contention. Charo claims, despite contradictory records from Spain and the United States, that she was born in 1951. She even had a court ruling in 1977 making this official. It is important because she was brought to the U.S. by bandleader Xavier Cugat in 1966, marrying him that same year, which would have made her 15 at the time. She has had relatively little success in dramatic roles on film and television, relegated mostly to guest appearances on ensemble shows like the romantic comedy "The Love Boat" and the fantasy series "Fantasy Island", with a small recurring role as Freddy Prinze's aunt on the comedy "Chico and the Man" in 1977 and 1978. But, by playing herself, whether on game shows like "The Hollywood Squares", in interviews with Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show", as a guest on Merv Griffin's program, in the reality series "The Surreal Life", on the dais for the Dean Martin roasts, or opposite Bob Hope on a number of his specials, she has maintained her celebrity for over 40 years across several generations of viewers.

Relationships

Xavier Cugat Actor

Husband

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