Rivera, Chita, 1933-

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Dates:
Birth 1933-01-23
Americans

Biographical notes:

Chita Rivera (born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero, January 23, 1933, Washington, DC) began her career in theater after a successful audition to George Balanchine's School of American Ballet. She got her first role on Broadway in 1951 and is known for several original Broadway roles: Anita in West Side Story, Rose in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago. She is also the first Hispanic woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honor (Dec. 2002) and was awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009).

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Occupations:

  • Actresses
  • Dancers
  • Singers

Places:

  • Washington, D. C., DC, US