Marion Sunshine

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Marion Sunshine
from The Green Book Magazine (July 1914)
Born Marion Tunstall Ijames
(1894-05-15)May 15, 1894
Louisville, Kentucky
Died January 25, 1963(1963-01-25) (aged 68)
New York City, New York
Occupation Actress
Years active 1908–1916
Spouse(s) Eusebio Santiago Azpiazu (December 5, 1930 – January 25, 1963 (her death))

Marion Sunshine (May 15, 1894 – January 25, 1963) was an American actress. She appeared on Broadway in musicals such as Going Up. She appeared in 26 films between 1908 and 1916.

She was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States and died in New York, New York.

She was involved in Vaudeville, and also wrote the English lyrics to the jazz standard "The Peanut Vendor", "When I Get Low, I Get High" and "Mango Mengue".

Her brother-in-law was Cuban band leader Don Azpiazú. Don, Marion and her husband Eusebio toured the U.S. together when "The Peanut Vendor" became a breakthrough Latin hit and Sunshine became known as the "The Rumba Lady".[1]

Selected filmography


  1. Candelaria, C.; García, P.J.; Aldama, A.J. (2004). Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture. 1. Greenwood Press. p. 47. ISBN 9780313332104. Retrieved 2015-08-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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