Chita Rivera, Dynamic Broadway Star and Beyond, Passes Away at 91

John Pinto | 31 January 2024

Chita Rivera, the iconic dancer, singer, and actress known for her role in the original "West Side Story," passed away at the age of 91 in New York. Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Lisa Mordente, in a statement that provided no further details. Rivera's career spanned nearly seven decades, making her a celebrated figure in the American musical theater.