Chita Rivera Dies: Broadway Icon & Original ‘West Side Story’ & ‘Chicago’ Star Was 91

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Chita Rivera, one of Broadway’s show-stopping legends and one of the most Tony Award-nominated performers in history, has died at the age of 91.

Rivera’s death was announced by her daughter, Lisa Mordente, who says she died peacefully after a brief illness. Rivera is known for starring in some of the most beloved Broadway musicals since the 1950s.

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