Chita Rivera Net Worth is$2 Million
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Profession: Actor | Dancer | Singer
Date of Birth: 1933-01-23
Nicknames: Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero, Conchita O'Hara, Chita O'Hara
Height: 1.6 m
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican people
Country: Washington, D.C.
Chita Rivera net worth: Chita Rivera is an American actress dancer as well as a singer who has a net worth of $2 million. Born on January 23, 1993 in Washington, DC, her mother's name was Katherine, who was a government clerk. She was born to Puerto Rican descent father and Scottish cum Italian descent mother. Her father died when she was just seven years old leading her mother to go to work at The Pentagon. She was admitted to Jones-Haywood School of Ballet in 1994 by her mother. She was chosen for audition in New York City by a teacher who was from George Balanchine's School of American Ballet. During her early years in 1951, she was accompanying a friend who was taking part in the audition for the musical Broadway titled "Call Me Madam" when she seized the role herself surprisingly. Subsequently, she too landed roles in Guys and Dolls and Can-Can. He got married to dancer Tony Mordente on December 1, 1957. Her performance had got so much attention and was so considered so prominent for show's success that West Side Story, which was a London Broadway production, was postponed as she was pregnant during the original running schedule of the show. He got cast opposite Alfred Drake in 163 in the Broadway titled Zenda. Similarly, she too appeared in 1975 as Velma Kelly in the musical Chicago. In her later years, for her portrayal as the leading actress in Kiss of the Spider Woman, she was awarded with a Tony Award. She received a Kennedy Centers Honors award in 2002 making her the first Latino American of getting that honor.
Chita Rivera (born January 23, 1933) is an American actress, dancer, and singer best known for her roles in musical theater. She is the first Hispanic woman and the first Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award (December 2002). She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.


Rivera (birth name: Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero) was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Katherine, a government clerk, and Pedro Julio Figueroa del Rivero, a clarinetist and saxophonist for the United States Navy Band. Her father was Puerto Rican and her mother was of Scottish and Italian descent. Rivera was seven years old when her mother was widowed and went to work at The Pentagon.
In 1944, Rivera's mother enrolled her in the Jones-Haywood School of Ballet (now the Jones Haywood School of Dance). Later, when she was 15, a teacher from George Balanchine's School of American Ballet visited their studio and Rivera was one of two students picked to audition in New York City; she was accompanied to the audition by Doris Jones, one of the people who ran the Jones-Haywood School. Rivera's audition was successful and she was accepted into the school and given a scholarship
In 1951, Rivera accompanied a friend to the audition for the touring company of Call Me Madam and ended up winning the role herself. She followed this by landing roles in other Broadway productions such as Guys and Dolls and Can-Can. In 1957, she was cast in the role which was destined to make her a Broadway star, the firebrand Anita in West Side Story. (The role would bring fame and an Oscar to another Puerto Rican, Rita Moreno, in the 1961 film version). Rivera starred in a national tour of Can-Can and played the role of Nickie in the film adaptation of Sweet Charity with Shirley MacLaine.
On December 1, 1957, Rivera married dancer Tony Mordente. Her performance was so important for the success of the show that the London production of West Side Story was postponed

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