‘Grand Dame of Mambo,’ Cuban Pete dance partner, Barbara Craddock dies at 74

January 27, 2015 12:00 PM

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Mambo dance master Cuban Pete had the magic feet. But in the last decades of his life, it was dance partner Barbara Craddock who gave him his lift.

Craddock, who died at 74 in Pembroke Pines on Jan. 20, officially teamed with Pedro “Cuban Pete” Aguilar in 1998 after she went dancing with friends at a club in Broward County. As a professional ballroom dancer since age 15, with a specialty in Latin dance, Craddock had run into Aguilar over the ye...

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