Maria Thingvail

Maria Thingvail, former Latin dance specialist, died Nov. 27 in Thousand Oaks after a long illness.

She was 74.

During the late 1930s and early 1940s, she and her second husband, Julio Martinez Sr., were a popular Latin dance team that performed in New York and Los Angeles. They performed with the orchestras of Xavier Cugat and Noro Morales.

They danced at stage shows at downtown L.A.’s Million Dollar Theatre and at the Paramount Theatre.

She is survived by four sons, Daily Variety drama critic Julio Martinez, singer/actor Leslie Jon Martinez, George Reyes and Harry Reyes; daughter Julika Martinez Barrett, and her husband, Jack Thingvail.

A Dec. 11 memorial service at sea is planned.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Scene News from Variety

Loading