American Actress

Chita Rivera

  • Jan 23, 1933 (age 87)
  • 5' 3" (1.61 m)
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2020
Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance
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MovieJun 30, 2020

Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance

A feature length …
A feature length documentary on the lineage and future progressions of jazz dance.
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2018
Still Waiting In The Wings
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MovieJun 9, 2018

Still Waiting In The Wings

The stripper Tony and the …
The stripper Tony and the naive enthusiast Anthony, two entertainers, destined for the big time, who are mismatched in a casting office from two very different online contests.
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Award2018

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Won Tony Award for Lifetime …
Won Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
Tony Award
2015
SongMar 23, 2015

All That Jazz
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Nomination2015

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "The Visit".
Tony Award
2014
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
TV ShowFeb 17, 2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, on NBC. The show premiered on February 17, 2014, and is produced by Broadway Video and Universal Television. It is the seventh (and current) incarnation of NBC's long-running Tonight Show franchise, with Fallon serving as the sixth host. The show also stars sidekick and announcer Steve Higgins and house band The Roots. The Tonight Show is produced by Katie Hockmeyer and executive-produced by Lorne Michaels. The show records from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center, New York City, which is the same studio in which Tonight Starring Jack Paar and then The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson were produced from 1957 until 1972.
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2013
SongFeb 26, 2013

Get Me To the Church On Time [From 'My Fair Lady']
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2010
Submissions Only
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TV ShowOct 16, 2010

Submissions Only

Submissions Only is a comedy web series about the casting and …
Submissions Only is a comedy web series about the casting and audition process for Broadway theater. It centers around aspiring actress Penny Reilly (Kate Wetherhead) and her friend, casting agency director Tim Trull (Colin Hanlon), and their circle of friends, colleagues, relationships and family. The series was created in August 2010 by Broadway performers Wetherhead and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Wetherhead is the series' writer, while Keenan-Bolger is the main director and editor.
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2009
SongOct 13, 2009

Nowadays
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Nomination2009

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Mus…

Nominated for "The Visit".
Helen Hayes Awards
Award2009

Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Mus…

Won award for "The Visit".
Helen Hayes Awards
2006
SongDec 26, 2006

Cell Block Tango
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SongDec 26, 2006

Kiss of the Spider Woman
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SongDec 26, 2006

Act 1. An English Teacher
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Kalamazoo?
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MovieApr 7, 2006

Kalamazoo?

Three women return home for their ten year high school reunion …
Three women return home for their ten year high school reunion to discover that a time capsule made on graduation night, predicting where everyone would be in ten years time, is due to be opened and read aloud at the impending event. Horrified at the thought of their unfilled goals being revealed, they embark on a 'search and destroy' mission for the capsule and chaos ensues.
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Nomination2006

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life".
Tony Award
2005
Character Studies
TV ShowApr 1, 2005

Character Studies

Character Studies released.
2003
The 100 Greatest Musicals
MovieDec 26, 2003

The 100 Greatest Musicals

A countdown of the "100 …
A countdown of the "100 greatest musicals" of stage and screen, as voted by the UK public through Channel 4's website and readers of The Mail newspaper. Each entry is represented by clips ...
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Nomination2003

Outstanding Actress In A Musical

Nominated for "Nine".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Nomination2003

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Nine".
Tony Award
Nomination2003

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Nine".
Drama Desk Award
2002
Chicago
MovieDec 10, 2002

Chicago

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who …
Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
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Award2002

Kennedy Center Honors

Won Kennedy Center Honors.
2000
Dora the Explorer
TV ShowAug 14, 2000

Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer is an American animated television series …
Dora the Explorer is an American animated television series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner that premiered on Nickelodeon on August 14, 2000. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and is one of the longest-running series that aired on the Nick Jr. block.
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1999
Favorite TV Reality, Variety, Or Comedy Personality Or Act
Nomination1999

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, Or Comedy …

Nominated for "Great Performances".
ALMA Award
1998
Will & Grace
TV ShowSep 21, 1998

Will & Grace

Will & Grace is an American sitcom television series created by …
Will & Grace is an American sitcom television series created by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. Set in New York City, the show focuses on the friendship between best friends Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler (Debra Messing), a straight interior designer. The show was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998, to May 18, 2006, for a total of eight seasons, and returned to NBC on September 28, 2017. Will & Grace has been one of the most successful television series with gay principal characters.
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1997
The View
TV ShowAug 11, 1997

The View

The View is an American talk show that was conceived by …
The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters. It has aired on ABC as part of the network's daytime programming block since August 11, 1997. In its twenty-third season, the show features a multi-generational panel of women, who discuss the day's "Hot Topics" such as sociopolitical and entertainment news. In addition to the conversation segments, the panel also conducts interviews with prominent figures, such as celebrities and politicians. Production of the show was originally held in ABC Television Studio 23 in New York City. In 2014, it relocated to ABC Broadcast Center, also in New York City.
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1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show
TV ShowJun 10, 1996

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show is …
The Rosie O'Donnell Show is an American daytime variety television talk show created, hosted, and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It premiered on June 10, 1996, and concluded after six seasons on May 22, 2002.
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E! True Hollywood Story
TV ShowMar 1, 1996

E! True Hollywood Story

E! True Hollywood Story is …
E! True Hollywood Story is an American television documentary series on E! that deals with Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows, and well-known public figures. Topics covered on the program include salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murders and mysteries, porn-star biographies and "where-are-they-now?" investigations of former child stars. It frequently features in-depth interviews, actual courtroom footage and dramatic reenactments. Content is usually updated to reflect the current life or status of the subject.
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Award1996

The Helen Hayes Tribute, Sponsored By …

Won The Helen Hayes Tribute, Sponsored By Jaylee Mead.
Nomination1996

Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Residen…

Nominated for "Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Musical".
Helen Hayes Awards
1994
Nomination1994

Outstanding Actress In A Musical

Nominated for "Kiss of the Spider Woman".
Outer Critics Circle Award
Award1994

Outstanding Actress In A Musical

Won award for "Kiss of the Spider Woman".
Outer Critics Circle Award
1993
Award1993

Best Actress in a Musical

Won award for "Kiss of the Spider Woman".
Tony Award
Award1993

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Won award for "Kiss of the Spider Woman".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1993

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Kiss of the Spider Woman".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1993

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Kiss of the Spider Woman".
Tony Award
1987
Mayflower Madam
MovieNov 15, 1987

Mayflower Madam

Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked …
Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked Manhattan in 1984, the infamous Sydney Biddle Barrows, a driven young socialite, opens an exclusive escort service catering to the...
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Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is an American documentary television …
Biography is an American documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David L. Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, and in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 2006 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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Nomination1986

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Jerry's Girls".
Tony Award
1985
That's Dancing!
MovieJan 18, 1985

That's Dancing!

A documentary film about dancing on the screen, from it's …
A documentary film about dancing on the screen, from it's orgins after the invention of the movie camera, over the movie musical from the late 20s, 30s, 40s 50s and 60s up to the break dance and the music videos from the 80s.
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1984
Award1984

Best Actress in a Musical

Won award for "The Rink".
Tony Award
Nomination1984

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "The Rink".
Drama Desk Award
Nomination1984

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "The Rink".
Tony Award
Award1984

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Won award for "The Rink".
Drama Desk Award
1983
Nomination1983

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Merlin".
Tony Award
1981
Nomination1981

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Bring Back Birdie".
Tony Award
Nomination1981

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Bring Back Birdie".
Drama Desk Award
1979
CBS News Sunday Morning
TV ShowJan 28, 1979

CBS News Sunday Morning

CBS News Sunday Morning …
CBS News Sunday Morning (also simply titled Sunday Morning) is an American newsmagazine television program that has aired on CBS since January 28, 1979. Created by Robert Northshield and original host Charles Kuralt, the 90-minute program currently airs Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Eastern, Pacific Time at 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. in all other time zones (live in the Eastern and Central time zones, and on tape delay elsewhere). Since October 9, 2016, the show has been hosted by Jane Pauley, who also hosts news segments, after the retirement of long-term host Charles Osgood. Osgood was the host for twenty-two years (and is the program's longest-serving host), taking over from Kuralt on April 10, 1994.
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1978
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
MovieJul 11, 1978

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Ever since they were sent …
Ever since they were sent into World War I battle in 1918, Sergeant Pepper and his Lonely Hearts Club Band of Heartland, USA have been spreading the message of joy and love to the world, which has made them and Heartland famous. Upon Sergeant Pepper's death in 1958, the band's instruments have been housed on display at Heartland City Hall as symbols of that love and joy. Before his death, Sergeant Pepper asked his adolescent grandson Billy Shears to take on the reins of forming his own band to continue to spread the message of joy and love. With Billy's brother Dougie Shears as their Manager, Billy, now an adult, and his three best friends, brothers Mark, Dave, and Bob Henderson, embark on their lives as a new Lonely Hearts Club Band. They quickly come to the attention of Hollywood music producer B.D. Hoffler Of B.D. (Big Deal) Records. With the boys off to Hollywood to spread the words of joy and love to the world, enter into Heartland the evil and demented Mr. Mustard, an ex-real estate agent who wants to take over Heartland by destroying what made it famous. To do so, he plans to steal the instruments in city hall, and promote the music of the F.V.B. (Future Villain Band) in place of the Lonely Hearts Club Band. With Billy's hometown girlfriend Strawberry Fields at their sides, the boys try to thwart Mustard's dastardly plan at their own peril while still trying to spread their own message of love and joy to the world.
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1977
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm
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MovieNov 23, 1977

Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Grimm …
The Brothers Grimm collected German folk and fairy tales in Germany during the early 19th century; eight of their best known stories are presented in this anthology.
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1976
Best Actress in a Musical
Nomination1976

Best Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Chicago".
Tony Award
1975
Good Morning America
TV ShowNov 3, 1975

Good Morning America

Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning …
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993. The Sunday edition was canceled in 1999; weekend editions returned on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all U.S. time zones (live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere across the country). The Saturday and Sunday editions are one hour long and are transmitted to ABC's stations live at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, although stations in some markets air them at different times. Viewers in the Pacific Time Zone receive an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now.
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Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell
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TV ShowSep 20, 1975

Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell

Saturday Night Live with …
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell was an American television comedy-variety program that ran on ABC from September 1975 to January 1976, hosted by Howard Cosell and executive-produced by Roone Arledge. The series ran for 18 episodes before being cancelled. The show was later remembered by its director Don Mischer as "one of the greatest disasters in the history of television", largely because Cosell and Arledge—both veterans of sports broadcasting—were entirely unfamiliar with comedy and variety programming.
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The Bobby Vinton Show
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TV ShowSep 9, 1975

The Bobby Vinton Show

The Bobby Vinton Show was …
The Bobby Vinton Show was a Canadian musical variety television series produced for the CTV Television Network between 1975 and 1978, with a total of 52 episodes broadcast. Featuring Bobby Vinton, a best-selling popular music singer since the early 1960s, the series mixed comedy skits with musical interludes. Appearing on the series as a regular was comedian Billy Van. The series often satirized Vinton's Polish heritage, and its theme song was an "umpah band" rendition of his 1974 song "My Melody of Love" (Vinton also ended each episode by performing the song himself). The series was created by Chris Bearde and packaged by Chuck Barris. The shows always commenced with a large woman named Monique dancing the guest out to the stage.
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1973
The Marcus-Nelson Murders
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MovieMar 8, 1973

The Marcus-Nelson Murders

A homicide detective begins …
A homicide detective begins to suspect that the black teenager accused of murdering two white girls is being framed by his fellow detectives.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED/San Francisco, WTTW/Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV/Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1971
The New Dick Van Dyke Show
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TV ShowSep 18, 1971

The New Dick Van Dyke Show

The New Dick Van Dyke …
The New Dick Van Dyke Show is an American sitcom starring Dick Van Dyke that aired on CBS from 1971 to 1974. It was Van Dyke's first return to series television since The Dick Van Dyke Show.
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1969
Sweet Charity
MovieFeb 14, 1969

Sweet Charity

Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith despite endless …
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith despite endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.
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Playboy After Dark
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TV ShowJan 18, 1969

Playboy After Dark

Playboy After Dark is an American television show hosted by …
Playboy After Dark is an American television show hosted by Hugh Hefner. It aired in syndication through Screen Gems from 1969 to 1970 and was taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.
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1968
One Life to Live
TV ShowJul 15, 1968

One Life to Live

One Life to Live (often abbreviated as OLTL) is an American …
One Life to Live (often abbreviated as OLTL) is an American soap opera broadcast on the ABC television network for more than 43 years, from July 15, 1968, to January 13, 2012, and then on the internet as a web series on Hulu and iTunes via The Online Network from April 29 to August 19, 2013. Created by Agnes Nixon, the series was the first daytime drama to primarily feature ethnically and socioeconomically diverse characters and consistently emphasize social issues. One Life to Live was expanded from 30 minutes to 45 minutes on July 26, 1976, and then to an hour on January 16, 1978.
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1967
The Carol Burnett Show
TV ShowSep 11, 1967

The Carol Burnett Show

The Carol Burnett Show is …
The Carol Burnett Show is an American variety/sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. Original episodes ran from 1967 to 1978. In 1975, frequent guest star Tim Conway became a regular after Waggoner left the series. In 1977, Dick Van Dyke replaced Korman but it was agreed that it was not a match and he left after 10 episodes. The show originally ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes, and again with nine episodes in the fall of 1991. The series originated in CBS Television City's Studio 33, and won 25 primetime Emmy Awards, was ranked number 16 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002, and in 2007 was listed as one of Time's 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.
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The Joey Bishop Show
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TV ShowApr 17, 1967

The Joey Bishop Show

The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had …
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson). Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26, 1969.
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1963
The Outer Limits
TV ShowSep 16, 1963

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits is an American television series that was …
The Outer Limits is an American television series that was broadcast on ABC from September 16, 1963 to January 16, 1965 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on Mondays. The series is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science fiction stories (rather than stories of fantasy or the supernatural matters). The Outer Limits is an anthology of self-contained episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end.
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1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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1961
Nomination1961

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Nominated for "Bye Bye Birdie".
Tony Award
1958
Lisa Mordente
ChildJuly 1958

Lisa Mordente

Lisa Mordente (born July 30, 1958) is an American actress, …
Lisa Mordente (born July 30, 1958) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Born in New Hyde Park, New York, to choreographer and television director Tony Mordente and actress/dancer Chita Rivera (her birth postponed her mother's opening in the West End production of West Side Story ), Mordente made her Broadway debut opposite Alexis Smith in the short-lived 1978 musical Platinum. Marlowe (1981) was equally unsuccessful, but garnered her a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. She also was assistant to the choreographer for the 1993 production of The Who's Tommy, where she met performer Donnie Kehr, whom she married and later divorced.
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1957
Tony Mordente
MarriageDecember 1957

Tony Mordente

Tony Mordente (born December 3, 1935) is an American …
Tony Mordente (born December 3, 1935) is an American dancer, choreographer, actor, and television director.
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1956
Tony Mordente
Relationship1956

Tony Mordente

Tony Mordente (born December 3, 1935) is an American …
Tony Mordente (born December 3, 1935) is an American dancer, choreographer, actor, and television director.
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1955
Captain Kangaroo
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TV ShowOct 3, 1955

Captain Kangaroo

Captain Kangaroo was an American children's …
Captain Kangaroo was an American children's television series that aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS from 1955 to 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day. In 1986, the American Program Service (now American Public Television, Boston) integrated some newly produced segments into reruns of past episodes, distributing the newer version of the series on PBS until 1993.
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1954
The Tonight Show
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TV ShowSep 27, 1954

The Tonight Show

The show originated as a local New York City late night program …
The show originated as a local New York City late night program in June 1953 and went onto the network in September 1954. Throughout the summer of 1956, Steve Allen was the only host. When ...
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1952
Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1933
Chita Rivera
Birth1933

Chita Rivera

Chita Rivera was born.
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