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Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(born January 23, 1933) is an American actress, dancer, and singer best known for her roles in musical theatre. She is the first Hispanic
Hispanic
woman and the first Latino American[1] to receive a Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
award (December 2002). She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
in 2009.[2]Contents1 Early years 2 Broadway 3 Later years 4 Stage work 5 Filmography 6 Television work 7 Awards and nominations7.1 Awards8 See also 9 References 10 External linksEarly years[edit] Rivera was born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Katherine (Anderson), a government clerk, and Pedro Julio Figueroa del Rivero,[3][4] a clarinetist and saxophonist for the United States Navy Band
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Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.[4] Founded after the American Revolution
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de
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Scholarship
A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.[1]Contents1 Scholarships vs. grants 2 Types 3 Local 4 Controversy 5 See also 6 References 7 Further readingScholarships vs. grants[edit] While the terms are frequently used interchangeably, there is a difference
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Tony Mordente
Tony
Tony
may refer to:Contents1 Most common meanings 2 Music 3 Film and television 4 Other uses 5 See alsoMost common meanings[edit] Tony
Tony
(given name)
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Guys And Dolls (musical)
Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
and book by Jo Swerling
Jo Swerling
and Abe Burrows. It is based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure" – two short stories by Damon Runyon[1][2] – and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories – most notably "Pick the Winner".[3] The premiere on Broadway was in 1950. It ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway and London revivals, as well as a 1955 film adaptation starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
and Vivian Blaine. Guys and Dolls
Guys and Dolls
was selected as the winner of the 1951 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
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Academy Awards
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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West Side Story (film)
West Side Story
West Side Story
is a 1961 American romantic musical tragedy film[2][3][4] directed by Robert Wise
Robert Wise
and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo
Romeo
and Juliet. It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris, and was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C., in Super Panavision 70. Released on October 18, 1961, through United Artists, the film received high praise from critics and viewers, and became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States
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Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(née MacLean Beaty; born April 24, 1934)[2] is an American film, television and theater actress, singer, dancer, activist and author. An Academy Award
Academy Award
winner, MacLaine received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award
AFI Life Achievement Award
from the American Film Institute
American Film Institute
in 2012, and received the Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors
for her lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts in 2013. She is known for her New Age
New Age
beliefs, and has an interest in spirituality and reincarnation
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Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
(born Jeanette Helen Morrison; July 6, 1927 – October 3, 2004) was an American actress, singer, dancer, and author. Raised in Stockton, California
Stockton, California
by working-class parents, Leigh was discovered at age eighteen by actress Norma Shearer, who helped her secure a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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George Balanchine
George Balanchine
George Balanchine
(born Giorgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze; January 22, 1904 – April 30, 1983) was a choreographer. Styled as the father of American ballet,[1] he co-founded the New York City
New York City
Ballet and remained its Artistic Director for more than 35 years.[2] Balanchine took the standards and technique from his time at the Imperial Ballet
Ballet
School and fused it with other schools of movement that he had adopted during his tenure on Broadway and in Hollywood, creating his signature "neoclassical style".[3] He was a choreographer known for his musicality; he expressed music with dance and worked extensively with leading composers of his time like Igor Stravinsky.[4] Balanchine was invited to America in 1933 by a young arts patron named Lincoln Kirstein, and together they founded the School of American Ballet
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Alfred Drake
Alfred Drake
Alfred Drake
(October 7, 1914 - July 25, 1992) was an American actor and singer.Contents1 Biography 2 Death 3 Family life 4 Theatre credits 5 Radio 6 References 7 External linksBiography[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (March 2016) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Born as Alfred Capurro in New York City, the son of parents emigrated from Recco, Genoa, Drake began his Broadway career while still a student at Brooklyn College. He is best known for his leading roles in the original Broadway productions of Oklahoma!; Kiss Me, Kate; Kismet; and for playing Marshall Blackstone in the original production of Babes in Arms, (in which he sang the title song) and Hajj in Kismet, for which he received the Tony Award
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Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(born July 10, 1931) is an American composer and lyricist, known for his work in Broadway musical theater. He composed the scores for the hit Broadway musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage aux Folles. He has been nominated for the Tony Award
Tony Award
five times, and won twice, for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles. In 2009, Herman received the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
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86th Street (Manhattan)
86th Street is a major two-way street in the Upper East Side
Upper East Side
and Upper West Side of the New York City
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Manhattan
Coordinates: 40°47′25″N 73°57′35″W / 40.79028°N 73.95972°W / 40.79028; -73.95972Manhattan New York CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateView from Midtown Manhattan facing south toward Lower ManhattanFlagEtymology: Lenape: Manna-hata (island of many hills)Nickname(s): The City[1]Location of Manhattan, shown in red, in New York CityCoordinates: 40°43′42″N 73°59′39″W / 40.72833°N 73.99417°W / 40.72833; -73.99417Country  United StatesState  New YorkCounty New York (Coterminous)City  New YorkSettled 1624Government • Type Borough (New York City) • Borough President Gale Brewer
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