Chita Rivera was born in 1933 in Washington, D.C., and made her Broadway debut in “Guys and Dolls” at age 20. She struck success early on, appearing in such Broadway hits as the original production of “West Side Story,” “Bye Bye Birdie” with Dick Van Dyke and “The Rink” with Liza Minneli. By 1993, the celebrated stage star had earned three DAnce magazine covers, five Tony nominations and two Tony Awards. After 40 years on stage, she remains as radiant and popular as ever and was recently bestowed the prestigious Fred Astaire Award for Achievement and Dance.
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Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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