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Rivera, Chita (<i>born</i> 1933), actress, singer, dancer

William A. Everett and Lee Snook

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Washington DC, 23 Jan 1933). American actress, singer and dancer. She began her ballet training at the age of 11 and studied at the American School of Ballet. She was in several Broadway shows in chorus roles before being cast as Anita in West Side Story (1957), the role which established her career. Other Broadway credits include Bye Bye Birdie (1960), Chicago(1975), The Rink (1984), Kiss of the

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