• My family was musical on both sides. My father’s family had a famous flautist and a classical pianist. My mother won a contest to be Shirley Temple’s double — she was the diva of the family. At 8, I learned how to play guitar. I used to play songs from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s in the kitchen for my grandmother.

    "Gloria Estefan: 'Like Coming Home, But Not to the Old Cuba'". Interview with Jesse Kornbluth, September 6, 2007.
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