David de Alba|
(May 20, 19?? - living) Cuba - U.S.A.
Singer, impressionist, recording artist, dancer
David was born in Camagüey, Cuba and moved to the United States after Castro took power. After special schooling in Florida and West Virginia, he went to Chicago to finish high school and two years of college. He studied drama, make-up, public speaking, dancing and singing. David won a scholarship to beauty college and after moving to San Francisco he became a US Citizen and a well-known cosmetologist.
In San Francisco, David earned the nickname "Stylist of the Stars" for his work with the many celebrities. He styled wigs and fancy hair pieces for the performers at the world famous Finocchio Club.
While living in Chicago, David was introduced to the theatrical performing arts. His mentor was a prominent make-up artist and hair stylist. In the process of applying his makeup "disguise", he remarked that David resembled Judy Garland, and that he should develop an act around her hobo and clown acts.
While at the world famous Finocchio Club in San Francisco, there were three songs associated with David; a mambo rock, "La Tómbola", the classic version of "La Virgen de la Macarena" from Spain, and his opening and bow music, "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die".
Another lady that influenced David's show career is his friend, famous Cuban singer, Olga Chorens, and her composer/singer husband Tony lvarez. After Castro came into power, they left Cuba for Puerto Rico, where they established a new career on Telemundo TV.
David won on June 2010 'The Achievement Award' from SF/Bay Area well-known historian and book author Mr. James R. Smith. If anyone wishes to e-mail David de Alba directly can do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org