Belmont Village Artist Stories Cortez

Robert Cortez

Belmont Village Hollywood Hills

“My inspiration was the lady who ran the El Centro (CA) Men’s Chorus,” recalls Cortez about his early days as a singer. “She heard me sing and said, ‘Honey, you are a soloist.’ For thirty years, I played string bass and sang in a trio called The Mamselles. It was a terrific deal. The girls were beautiful and people thought me handsome. We toured luxury hotels in Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs.

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