Broadway Star Chita Rivera Dead at 91! Survived By Family

Broadway Star Chita Rivera DeadBroadway Star Chita Rivera Dead. Image Credit: PhilipRomanoPhoto.

We lost another great artist on January 30, 2024. The deceased list of celebrities keeps on increasing as the news of Broadway Star Chita Rivera dead has made the world mourn.

In this article, we will briefly discuss the personal and professional life of this fantastic actress and find out the reason behind her sad death. So, stay tuned until the end.

A Short Introduction of the Late American Actress

Chita was born on January 23, 1933, in Washington, D.C., United States of America. Her full name birth name is Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero Anderson.

Rivera’s mother was African-American, Scottish, and Irish; her father was Puerto Rican. She came from a family of five children. When Rivera’s mother became a widow and started working at The Pentagon, she was seven years old.

Broadway Star Chita Rivera Dead
Broadway Star Chita Rivera Dead. Image Credit: Kingkongphoto &

The late actress began her journey as a theatre artist in 1950 with Guys and Dolls. She has appeared in over fifteen theatre productions, including West Side Story and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Similarly, the broadway star made her feature film debut in 1969 with Sweet Charity and last appeared in Tick, Tick… Boom!.

Broadway Star Chita Rivera Dead at 91

The multihyphenate artist Chita Rivera, who had over 70 years of Broadway experience, passed away. She was ninety-one.

The longtime publicist for Rivera, Merle Frimark, told CNN on Tuesday that the report was accurate and that Rivera passed away peacefully in New York on Tuesday.

Broadway Star Chita Rivera Dead
Broadway Star Chita Rivera Dead. Image Credit: U.S. federal government.

According to multiple reports, she was battling with a brief illness for a long time, and she died battling the same illness.

Rivera’s accolades were the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which President Barack Obama awarded her in 2009, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002.

In addition, she received the 2018 Special Tony Award for her lifetime accomplishments in theater. Chita: A Memoir, a book written by Rivera, was released last year. The news of Chita Rivera dead has saddened her fans worldwide.

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Survived By Loving Family Members

The late actress was married to Tony Mordente from 1957 to 1966. From their marriage, she had a daughter named Lisa Mordente, an actress, dancer, and singer.

Along with her numerous nieces, nephews, and friends, Rivero is also survived by her siblings Julio Rivero, Armando Rivero, and Lola del Rivero. There will be no public funeral for her.

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