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"Mambo Kings" author Oscar Hijuelos dies at 62

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Hijuelos wrote the the novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love in which Lucy and Desi were small, but important, characters. The novel was later adapted into the film The Mambo Kings where Desi IV portrayed his father and Lucy "played" herself:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/14/books/oscar-hijuelos-cuban-american-writer-who-won-pulitzer-dies-at-62.html?_r=0

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How sad. Young too.

And sad that the movie didn't do that well as it was a terrific story with great music including a superb song that should have won that year's Oscar for best song.  Great actors too, Antonio Banderas doing the film phonetically as he could not speak English yet, used to watch it all the time, great movie, great book.

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I just watched 'The Mambo Kings' today not knowing about his passing. The book is great; goes very in depth on everyone's lives including Desi's,

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I just watched 'The Mambo Kings' today not knowing about his passing. The book is great; goes very in depth on everyone's lives including Desi's,

Am I wrong or weren't YOU Karen the one that started a thread here years ago on the book?

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