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Chita Rivera


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, ... See full bio »
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 2014 Think Like a Man Too (performer: "Big Spender")
 2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Finale (2013) ... (performer: "Kiss of the Spider Woman")
- Top 12 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (performer: "Kiss of the Spider Woman")
 2011 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 16 Performance (2011) ... (performer: "Kiss of the Spider Woman")
 1985-2004 Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Broadway's Lost Treasures II (2004) ... (performer: A medley from "Sweet Charity")
- Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003) ... (performer: "All That Jazz" and "Nowadays")
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... (performer: "Rosie", "How Lucky Can You Get?")
- The Best of Broadway (1985) ... (performer: "Shriners' Ballet", "Little Old New York")
 1998 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "New York, New York")
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Thumbelina (1997) ... (performer: "One Cool Numba")
 1993 The 47th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Where You Are")
 1987 The 41st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Sing Happy")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Put on a Happy Face")
 1985 The 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Make Someone Happy", "People", "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Buenos Aires", "Memory")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (performer: "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This")
 1984 The 38th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "I Am Free", "All That Jazz", "Nowadays", "Wallflower")
 1984 Gala of Stars 1984 (TV Movie) (performer: "The Apple Doesn't Fall")
 1981 Pippin: His Life and Times (TV Movie) (performer: "Spread a Little Sunshine")
 1979 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (performer: "America", "All that Jazz", "Rio de Janeiro", "Can't stop dancing", "That's Entertainment/Tradition/America")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Finale))
 1976 The George Burns Special (TV Special) (performer: "And All That Jazz")
 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 June 1976 (1976) ... (performer: "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag")
 1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 November 1975 (1975) ... (performer: "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag")
 1975 Dinah! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.40 (1975) ... (performer: "Nowadays", "Cabaret")
 1969 Sweet Charity (performer: "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" - uncredited)
 1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #14.6 (1960) ... (performer: "Spanish Rose")
 1958 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.12 (1958) ... (performer: "A Woman Wouldn't Be a Woman", "Blue Moon", "I've Got the World on a String", "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Charles Strouse's musical, "Bye Bye Birdie," at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Peter Marshall and Angela Baddeley in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chita O'Hara | Conchita O'Hara

Height:

5' 3½" (1.61 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't see the camaraderie [on Broadway] as much anymore. Everyone wants to be a soloist before really learning how to relate. When you can relate to the person next to you without words and be alive, when you can keep the energy and interest going, it is magical.

Trivia:

Played "Rosie" in the original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie" (early 1960s), opposite Dick Van Dyke ("Albert"), in a cast which also included Paul Lynde, Michael J. Pollard, and Richard Gautier. See more »

Trademark:

Jet Black Hair

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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