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Chita Rivera


An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. She recently starred in The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by ... See full bio »

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Known For

Chicago
Chicago Nickie
(2002)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Our Guests at Heartland
(1978)
Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity Nickie
(1969)
The Outer Limits
The Outer Limits Mrs. Dame
(1964)

Filmography

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 2015 The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (performer: "Love and Love Alone", "I Would Never Leave You")
 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")
 2008 Stephen Fry in America (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- New World (2008) ... (performer: "America" (1957))
 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 Special 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 Special) (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 #15.186 (1976) ... (performer: "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag")
 1975 Sammy and Company (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (1975) ... (performer: "All That Jazz")
 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)
 1965 The Entertainers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 January 1965 (1965) ... (performer: "Bajour")
 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:

(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 »

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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Did You Know?

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:

Her father was Puerto Rican, and her mother was of mostly Scottish extraction. See more »

Trademark:

Jet Black Hair

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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