Dominican-born American nightclub singer who was popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She was called the satin Latin song stylist and sometimes the Ruban Blue-Bird. She was also a fashion designer for stage and motion picture stars. Born Argentina Mercedes González Morel on December 20, 1920 in Mao, Dominican Republic, to parents Pablo González Valerio and Juanita Morel, her family emigrated to the US in 1929, and settled down in Manhattan, New York City. Boyar made her first professional stage appearance at La Conga club in New York City, where she performed songs orchestrated by club bandleader Desi Arnaz. She was married three times, including to actor Leslie Nielson. Boyar died from complications due to stroke at age 92 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Monica Boyar Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 20 December 1920
Birth Place: Santa Cruz de Mao, Dominican Republic
Date of Death: 3 October 2013
Death Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Cause of Death: Complications due to stroke
Birth Name: Argentina Mercedes González Morel
Nickname: Monica Boyar
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Occupation: Singer, Fashion designer
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Green
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Monica Boyar Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 121 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 55 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 8″
Height in Meters: 1.73 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: Not available
Breast Size: Not available
Waist Size: Not available
Hips Size: Not available
Bra Size/Cup Size: Not available
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Monica Boyar Family Details:
Father: Pablo González Valerio
Mother: Juanita Morel
Spouse/Husband: Lee Tully (m. 1958–1958), Leslie Nielsen (m. 1950–1956), Federico Horacio “Gugu” Vásquez Henríquez (m. ? ?)
Siblings: Hope Gonzalez (Half-sister)
Others: Rafael Estrella Urena (Godfather), Frank Effrece (Nephew), Colonel Frank Effrece (Great-nephew)
Monica Boyar Education:
Monica Boyar Facts:
*She was born on December 20, 1920 in Mao, Dominican Republic.
*Her family moved to the United States when Monica was just eight years old.
*She won a career-launching vaudeville singing contest at age 15 in New York City.
*She was a dedicated student of the folk music of all countries.
*In October 1945, she introduced a new song, That’s Why A Woman Loves A Heel.
*She was the first wife of actor Leslie Nielsen.
*She was friends with Marlon Brando.