Iconic Broadway Star Chita Rivera Passes at 91

Broadway icon Chita Rivera dies at 91

Daughter confirms death of triple-threat talent

Rivera starred in 20+ musicals over six decades

Renowned for roles in West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago.

Born in D.C., Rivera initially trained as a ballerina

Breakout role in 1957 as Anita in West Side Story

Recognized for singing, acting, and dancing skills

Overcame 1986 taxi accident, continued performing

Multiple Tony Awards, Kennedy Center honor recipient

Devoted to stage, limited TV and film appearances