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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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 2011 Submissions Only (TV Series)
Gladys Franklin
- Yore So Bad (2011) ... Gladys Franklin
 2006 Kalamazoo?
 2005 Will & Grace (TV Series)
- Dance Cards & Greeting Cards (2005) ... Lenore
 2003-2004 Dora the Explorer (TV Series)
- Dora's Fairytale Adventure (2004) ... Witch (voice)
- Starcatching Adventure (2003) ... Witch (voice)
 2002 Chicago
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
- Thumbelina (1997) ... Katy (voice)
 1987 Mayflower Madam (TV Movie)
Risa Dickstein
 1982 Strawberry Ice (TV Movie)
 1981 Pippin: His Life and Times (TV Movie)
 1977 Once Upon a Brothers Grimm (TV Movie)
Gingerbread Lady (segment "Hansel and Gretel")
 1973-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Connie Richardson
- Lt. Preston of the 4th Cavalry (1974) ... Connie Richardson
- Commercial Housewives (1974) ... Connie Richardson
- He Who Steals My Friends (1973) ... Connie Richardson
- I'll Cry Today (1973) ... Connie Richardson
- Dick in Deutsch (1973) ... Connie Richardson
 1973 Kojak (TV Series)
Josie Hopper
- The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) ... Josie Hopper
 1971 Rolf Harris Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1971) ... Singer
 1969 Sweet Charity
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Melody Rambo (1982)
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Mrs. Dame
- The Bellero Shield (1964) ... Mrs. Dame
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Other Works:

(2005, Sept. - ?) Stars in "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life", which opened in San Diego at the Old Globe Theatre before moving to Broadway's Schoenfeld Theate in December, 2005. The original limited run in San Diego was extended twice due to the popularity of the work. See more »

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1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Chita O'Hara | Conchita O'Hara


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.


One of her more unusual dancing partners was children's TV stalwart Dancing Bear (Cosmo Allegretti) on Captain Kangaroo (1955). See more »


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