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Chita Rivera, the Broadway legend, has died at age 91. She was one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history, and was the original Anita in "West Side Story" on Broadway in 1957. Deadline has this tribute to her.

https://flip.it/TwUOYL

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And here's an extract from Chita Rivera's autobiography, "Chita: A Memoir," (2023) in which she discusses how she felt about not playing Anita in the movie of "West Side Story," and how the costume designer of the original Broadway production helped her create the character.

https://flip.it/nlsSFU

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