|Born||January 16, 1919|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||December 17, 2010 (aged 91)|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Actress, dancer, singer|
|Spouse(s)||John Lawrence Adams|
Jay Gould III (1953 - ?)
Maria Elena "Lina" Romay (January 16, 1919 - December 17, 2010) was an American actress and singer. She was born in 1919 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Porfirio Romay, then-attache to the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.
Romay performed for a time with Xavier Cugat before eventually retiring. She was featured on Cugat Rumba Revue on NBC radio in the early 1940s. Along with Cugat and his orchestra, she appeared in the films You Were Never Lovelier (1942) and Bathing Beauty (1944) and The Big Wheel, 1949.
She was married to John Lawrence Adams, and later was the third wife of Jay Gould III, whom she married on 30 June 1953.
|1942||You Were Never Lovelier||Cugat band singer||Uncredited|
|1943||Stage Door Canteen||Cugat orchestra singer||Uncredited|
|1943||The Heat's On||Lina||Uncredited|
|1943||Don't Get Around Much Anymore||Herself||Short|
|1944||Two Girls and a Sailor||Herself|
|1945||Week-End at the Waldorf||Juanita|
|1946||Love Laughs at Andy Hardy||Isobel Gonzales|
|1947||This Time for Keeps||Singer with Cugat's Orchestra||Uncredited|
|1948||Embraceable You||Libby Dennis|
|1949||Cheyenne Cowboy||Kate Harmon||Short|
|1949||Joe Palooka in the Big Fight||Maxine|
|1949||Señor Droopy||Herself||MGM animated/live action short|
|1949||The Big Wheel||Dolores Raymond|
|1949||The Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue||Regular||(1949-1952)|
|1949||The Lady Takes a Sailor||Racquel Riviera|
|1953||The Man Behind the Gun||Chona Degnon|
|1957||The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet||Carmelita||Episode: "The Duenna"|
|1957||The Red Skelton Hour||Carmen||2 episodes, (final appearance)|
- Lina Romay fanpage Archived 2010-04-02 at the Wayback Machine
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- "Gould Heir, Actress Wed". The Indiana Gazette. Pennsylvania, Indiana. Associated Press. July 3, 1952. p. 5.
- "Lina Romay dies at 91; Cugat singer, MGM actress". Los Angeles Times. December 29, 2010. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
- "Lina Romay, Entertainer, Dies at 91". The New York Times. January 1, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- Lina Romay at IMDb
- Lina Romay at the TCM Movie Database
- Los Angeles Times Movie Star Mystery Photo of Lina Romay