Lina Romay (singer)

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Lina Romay
Lina Romay, pin-up from Yank, The Army Weekly, May 18, 1945.jpg
Born January 16, 1919
New York, New York, U.S.
Died December 17, 2010 (aged 91)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, dancer, singer
Years active 1942–1980
Spouse(s) Jay Gould III

Maria Elena "Lina" Romay (January 16, 1919 – December 17, 2010) was a Mexican-American actress and singer. She was born in 1919 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Porfirio Romay, then-attache to the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.[1] She appeared in both photoreal and live-action form in the Droopy cartoon "Senor Droopy" (1949).

She performed for a time with Xavier Cugat[2] before eventually retiring. She was the third wife of Jay Gould III (son of Jay Gould II), whom she married on 30 June, 1953. She died, at age 91, on December 17, 2010, from natural causes at a hospital in Pasadena, California, U.S.[3][4][5]

Selected Filmography[edit]

- episode: Cookie in Cuba II (1957) ... Carmen

- episode: Cookie in Cuba (1957) ... Carmen

- episode: The Duenna (1957) ... Carmelita


  1. ^ Lina Romay fanpage
  2. ^ "Xavier Cugat" in The Big Band Almamac, Da Capo Press, 1978, p. 90
  3. ^ Yahoo! notice of Lina Romay's death
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times obituary notice. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  5. ^ New York Times obituary notice. Retrieved 14 July 2013.

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