Tito Puente

About Tito Puente

Birth Day: April 20, 1923
Birth Place: New York City, NY

Tito Puente

Tito Puente was born on April 20, 1923 in New York City, NY. Pioneering Latin salsa composer who created numerous hits and won five Grammy Awards for his distinctive music sound.
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As per our current Database, Tito Puente has been died on Jun 1, 2000 (age 77).

🎂 Tito Puente - Age, Bio, Faces and Birthday

When Tito Puente die, Tito Puente was 77 years old.

Popular As Tito Puente
Occupation Composer
Age 77 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born April 20, 1923 (New York City, NY)
Birthday April 20
Town/City New York City, NY
Nationality NY

🌙 Zodiac

Tito Puente’s zodiac sign is Taurus. According to astrologers, Taurus is practical and well-grounded, the sign harvests the fruits of labor. They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Tito Puente was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Pioneering Latin salsa Composer who created numerous hits and won five Grammy Awards for his distinctive music sound.

Before Fame

He studied at the Julliard School of Music under the GI Bill and started his popular orchestra in the 1950s.


He made over 100 albums in all and wrote close to 200 original compositions, earning the title El Rey de los Timbales or The King of the Timbales.

Family Life

He was married to Margaret Asencio from 1963 to 2000. He had three children named Tito Jr., Audrey and Richard. His father was a factory foreman, and his mother first enrolled him in piano lessons.

Associated With

He appeared in the movie "The Mambo Kings," starring Antonio Banderas.

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