José Iturbi - Bio and Creative Works

José Iturbi

ACTOR • PIANIST • CONDUCTOR
Born
1895-11-28
Died
1980-06-28
Age (at death)
84
Citizenship
Spain
From
Valencia, Spain
Full TV/Movie Credits
Bio

José Iturbi Báguena was a Spanish conductor, pianist and harpsichordist. He appeared in several Hollywood films of the 1940s, notably playing himself in the musicals Thousands Cheer (1943), Music for Millions (1944), Anchors Aweigh (1945), That Midnight Kiss (1949), and Three Daring Daughters (1948), his only leading role. - Wikipedia

Select Creative Works

ALBUM • 1997

by José Iturbi, Amparo Iturbi

MOVIE • 1944

Character: José Iturbi

Six-year-old "Mike" goes to live with her pregnant older sister, Babs, who plays string bass in José Iturbi's orchestra. And the orchestra is rapidly turning completely female, what with the draft. As the orchestra travels around the country, Babs' fellow orchestra members intercept and hide her War Office telegram to protect the baby.

MOVIE • 1944

Character: José Iturbi

A sailor helps two sisters start up a service canteen. The sailor soon becomes taken with gorgeous sister Jean, unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him.

MOVIE • 1943

Character: José Iturbi

Acrobat Eddie Marsh is in the army now. His first act is to become friendly with Kathryn Jones, the colonel's pretty daughter. Their romance hits a few snags, including disapproval from her father. Eddie's also plagued by fear of having an accident during his family's trapeze act in the army variety show, which also features a gallery of MGM stars.

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