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Chita Rivera (Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero)

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Biography

Washington, District of Columbia, USA
What becomes a legend? Broadway's Chita Rivera deservedly earned her status with a limitless talent, an incredible endurance and longevity, perhaps a bit of luck in the gene pool, long and gorgeous gams, lots of pizzazz, and that certain something that has made her a crowd favorite for five decades. The daughter of late musician Pedro del Rivero, Chita was born in 1933 and was training in ballet by age 11 in Washington D.C. She moved to New York with her family and auditioned as a young teenager for choreographer George Balanchine and his School of American Ballet. Read more...

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Character: Connie Richardson

The New Dick Van Dyke Show 1971

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Best Performance by Leading Actress in a Musical & Presenter

The 60th Annual Tony Awards 2006

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Character: Gingerbread Lady

Once Upon a Brothers Grimm 1977

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Best Orchestrations

The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997

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