Chita Rivera Net Worth

Chita Rivera Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Chita Rivera net worth is
$2 Million

Chita Rivera Wiki Biography

Chita Rivera was born on the 23rd January 1933, in Washington DC, USA of Puerto Rican (father) and Irish-Scottish (mother) descent. She is an actress, singer and dancer, mainly known for her diverse roles in the musical theatre. She is the first Hispanic woman to have been awarded the Kennedy Centre Honours (2002), and in 2009 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Chita was active in the entertainment industry from 1950 to 2013.

How much is the net worth of Chita Rivera? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of her wealth is as much as $2 million, as of the data presented in early 2017.

Chita Rivera Net Worth $2 Million

To begin with, Chita is the daughter of Katherine, a government worker and Pedro Julio Figueroa del Rivero, a musician. Rivera was 7 years old when her mother was widowed and went to work for the Pentagon. In 1944, Rivera was accepted to study at ballet school Jones-Haywood, and when she was 15, a professor from George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet visited the school, and she was one of two students selected to enter the school on a scholarship.

Concerning her professional career, Rivera went with a friend to an audition for the Broadway musical “Call Me Madam” (1952), and she ended up getting the role. It was followed by other roles in Broadway productions such as “Can-Can” and “Guys and Dolls” In 1957, she was cast in the role that helped her to become a Broadway star, the fiery Anita in “West Side Story”. In 1963, she starred in musical “Zenda”, and then appeared as Velma Kelly in the musical “Chicago”, and in 1984, she appeared in the musical “The Rink”, winning her first Tony Award. Her net worth was rising steadily.

In 1986, Rivera was in a serious accident when driving her car, and ran into a taxi in Manhattan. After rehabilitation for a leg broken in 12 places, , Rivera continued to work on stage. Then in 1991 she appeared as Fastrada in a television version of the musical “Pippin”. In 1993, Rivera won the second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Aurora the musical “Kiss of the Spider Woman” written by Kander and Ebb. In 2003, Rivera returned to the Broadway revival of “Nine” starring with Antonio Banderas and winning the Drama Desk Award. On television, Rivera was a guest star in “The Judy Garland Show”, then in 2005 starred with Michele Lee in the television series “Will & Grace”, followed at the end of that year by starring on Broadway in “The Dancer’s Life”, a i retrospective of her career. In 2009, President Barack Obama honoured her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Moreover, Rivera made a cameo appearance in the film version of “Chicago” (2002), and guest starred in the television film “Johnny and the Sprites” aired on the Disney Channel in 2008.

In 1960, Rivera recorded two solo albums, “Chita Rivera: Get Me To The Church On Time” and “And Now I Sing”. In 2008, Rivera issued her third solo album – “And Now I Swing”.

Finally, in the personal life of Rivera, she was married to the actor, dancer, choreographer and director Tony Mordente, who played the A-Rab in the stage version of the “West Side Story”. In 1958, their daughter Lisa Mordente was born, who is now a well-known dancer and choreographer. Mordente and Rivera divorced in 1966.

Full NameChita Rivera
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 23, 1933
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C., United States
Height5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
ProfessionSinger, Actress, Dancer
EducationJones-Haywood School of Ballet (Jones Haywood School of Dance), lessons from George Balanchine's School of American Ballet
SpouseTony Mordente (m. 1957–1966)
ChildrenLisa Mordente
ParentsPedro Julio Figueroa del Rivero, Katherine (Anderson) Figueroa del Rivero
SiblingsLola del Rivero, Armando del Rivero, Julio del Rivero, Carmen Wilson
NicknamesDolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero , Conchita O'Hara , Chita O'Hara
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom (2009), Kennedy Center Honors (2002), Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical (1993, 1984), The Helen Hayes Tribute (1996), Outer Critics Circle Award (1994), Helen Hayes Awards (2009)
AlbumsChita Rivera: Get Me To The Church On Time, And Now I Sing (1960s)(CD, 2013), And Now I Swing (2008), Stage works: Zenda (1963), Bajour (1964), Flower Drum Song (1966), The Threepenny Opera (1966), V.I.P. Night on Broadway (1979, benefit concert)
NominationsDrama Desk Award (2003), Drama Desk Award - Great Performances (1999)
MoviesSweet Charity (1969), The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), Mayflower Madam (1987), Chicago (2002)
TV ShowsSweet Charity (1969), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978), He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (1983, documentary), Chicago (2002),Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012, documentary), Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003, documentary)
1Jet Black Hair
1I don't see the camaraderie [on Broadway] as much anymore. Everyone wants to be a soloist before really learning how to relate. When you can relate to the person next to you without words and be alive, when you can keep the energy and interest going, it is magical.
1She was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Performance for "The Kiss of the Spider Woman" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Kicked off her Tour of "Cita Rivera: The Dancers Life" in Cincinnati, Ohio [December 2006]
3Currently in her own show on Broadway called Chita Rivera: The Dancers Life [December 2005]
4Chita: A Legendary Celebration For one night only, Chita Rivera - a theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents - will offer a star-studded event in honor of her 80th birthday [January 2013]
5Appearing nightly in her one woman cabaret show at Feinstein's at The Regency Hotel in New York City from February 22-March 12, 2005. [February 2005]
6Performed the role of "Claire Zachanassian" in John Kander & Fred Ebb's "The Visit" at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia (2008).
7She was nominated for a 2002 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical for "The Visit" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
8One of her more unusual dancing partners was children's TV stalwart Dancing Bear (Cosmo Allegretti) on Captain Kangaroo (1955).
9Originated two roles on Broadway which would later win Oscars for the actresses playing them in the film versions: Rita Moreno in West Side Story (1961) and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago (2002).
10Has won two Tony Awards as Best Actress (Musical): in 1984 for "The Rink," and in 1993 for "Kiss of the Spider Woman--The Musical." And she has earned six additional nominations: one as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Musical) in 1961 for "Bye, Bye Birdie;" four additional Best Actress (Musical) entries, in 1976 for "Chicago," in 1981 for "Bring Back Birdie," in 1983 for "Merlin," and in 1986 for "Jerry's Girls;" and one as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) in 2003 for "Nine The Musical!" This is a total of eight nominations, making her the second most nominated actress in Tony history (after Julie Harris, who has ten).
11Was the first ever Latin-American to receive the Kennedy Honors Award.
12Played "Rosie" in the original Broadway production of "Bye Bye Birdie" (early 1960s), opposite Dick Van Dyke ("Albert"), in a cast which also included Paul Lynde, Michael J. Pollard, and Richard Gautier.
13Played a character called "Nickie" in both Chicago (2002) and Sweet Charity (1969).
14Her father was Puerto Rican, and her mother was of mostly Scottish extraction.
15Chita Rivera is the 2002 John F. Kennedy Center Honors recipient.
16Mother of actress Lisa Mordente.
17Daughter of the late Puerto Rican musician Pedro del Rivero, and his wife, Katherine.
18Achieved her first fame on Broadway in 1957, portraying Anita in West Side Story.


So You Think You Can Dance Canada2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Great Performances1985-2004TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1998TV Movie documentary performer: "New York, New York"
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV Special performer: "Where You Are"
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV Special performer: "Sing Happy"
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV Special performer: "Put on a Happy Face"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV Special performer: "Make Someone Happy", "People", "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Buenos Aires", "Memory"
That's Dancing!1985Documentary performer: "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This"
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV Special performer: "I Am Free", "All That Jazz", "Nowadays", "Wallflower"
Gala of Stars 19841984TV Movie performer: "The Apple Doesn't Fall"
Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV Movie performer: "Spread a Little Sunshine"
De Mike Burstyn show1979TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The George Burns Special1976TV Special performer: "And All That Jazz"
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sammy and Company1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dinah!1975TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sweet Charity1969performer: "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" - uncredited
The Entertainers1965TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV Movie performer: "Love and Love Alone", "I Would Never Leave You"
Think Like a Man Too2014performer: "Big Spender"
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Submissions Only2011TV SeriesGladys Franklin
Will & Grace2005TV SeriesLenore
Dora the Explorer2003-2004TV SeriesWitch
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesKaty
Mayflower Madam1987TV MovieRisa Dickstein
Strawberry Ice1982TV Movie
Pippin: His Life and Times1981TV MovieFastrada
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm1977TV MovieGingerbread Lady (segment "Hansel and Gretel")
The New Dick Van Dyke Show1973-1974TV SeriesConnie Richardson
Kojak1973TV SeriesJosie Hopper
Sweet Charity1969Nickie
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesMelody Rambo (1982)
The Outer Limits1964TV SeriesMrs. Dame


Last of the Showmen2018Documentary filmingHerself
Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHerself
MoveDocumentary filmingHerself
Up in the AirDocumentary filmingHerself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards2015TV MovieHerself
The 69th Annual Tony Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2005-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Private Screenings2014TV SeriesHerself
Michael Grade's Stars of the Musical Theatre2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Move TV2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
Spotlight on Broadway2013TV SeriesHerself
Show People with Paul Wontorek2013TV SeriesHerself
The Show2013TV SeriesHerself
Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky2012DocumentaryHerself
Carol Channing: Larger Than Life2012DocumentaryHerself
West Side Story: A Place for Us - West Side Story's Legacy2011Documentary shortHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2010TV SpecialHerself
American Masters2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Mr. Prince2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Kiss of the Spider Woman - Making the Musical2008Video documentary shortHerself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 60th Annual Tony Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Choreography & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
The 59th Annual Tony Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Sweet Charity
Party Planner with David Tutera2005TV SeriesHerself
Character Studies2005TV SeriesHerself
From Stage to Screen: The History of Chicago2005Video documentary shortHerself
Broadway: The American Musical2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself / Velma Kelly
The 58th Annual Tony Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Choreography
The 100 Greatest Musicals2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2003TV SpecialHerself
Great Performances1985-2003TV SeriesHerself
The 57th Annual Tony Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Charlie Rose2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2002TV MovieHerself - Honoree
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Special Theatrical Event
Paul O'Grady's America2001TV SeriesHerself
Biography1995-2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
Barrymore1997TV SeriesHerself
The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Orchestrations
The 42nd Annual Drama Desk Awards1997TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury1996TV MovieHerself - Performer
The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story1996DocumentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1994TV SpecialHerself
Working in the Theatre1993TV Series documentaryHerself
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Winner: Best Leading Actress in a Musical
America's Dance Honors1990TV SpecialHerself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHerself
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration1990TV SpecialHerself
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Choreography
A Show of Concern: The Heart of America Responds1987TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 41st Annual Tony Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Presenter: Best Book of a Musical
This Is Your Life1987TV SpecialHerself
This Is Your Life1987TV Series documentaryHerself
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1985TV SpecialHerself
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Presenter: Best Musical
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Winner: Best Actress in a Musical
Gala of Stars 19841984TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America1978-1984TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team1984TV MovieHerself - Performer
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'1983DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 37th Annual Tony Awards1983TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical
Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight1982TV MovieHerself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical
Macy's 54th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade1980TV MovieHerself
Horas doradas1980TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1979TV SpecialHerself - Honoree
The Merv Griffin Show1978-1979TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
V.I.P. Night on Broadway Benefit1979TV MovieHerself - Performer
De Mike Burstyn show1979TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Bobby Vinton Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee1978TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Chuck Barris Rah-Rah Show1978TV SeriesHerself
Be My Guest1977TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1963-1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Singer / Dancer / ...
Super Night at the Super Bowl1977TV MovieHerself
The George Burns Special1976TV SpecialChita Rivera
The Stars and Stripes Show1976TV MovieHerself
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Musical
Captain Kangaroo1976TV SeriesHerself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHerself
Dinah!1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell1975TV SeriesHerself / Velma Kelly
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1965-1975TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
The Carol Burnett Show1969-1971TV SeriesHerself
Rolf Harris Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Playboy After Dark1970TV SeriesHerself
Allen Ludden's Gallery1969TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
That's Life1969TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Palace1965-1968TV SeriesHerself - Singer / Dancer
The Jonathan Winters Show1968TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dean Martin Show1966TV SeriesHerself
ABC's Nightlife1965TV SeriesHerself
The Entertainers1965TV SeriesHerself
On Broadway Tonight1964TV SeriesHerself
Juke Box Jury1964TV SeriesHerself - Panellist
Blackpool Night Out1964TV SeriesHerself
The Garry Moore Show1960-1964TV SeriesHerself
The Judy Garland Show1964TV SeriesHerself
Arthur Godfrey and the Sounds of New York1963TV MovieHerself
The Ed Sullivan Show1960-1962TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Revlon Revue1960TV SeriesHerself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium1959TV SeriesHerself
The Voice of Firestone1958TV SeriesHerself
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show1958TV SeriesHerself
General Motors 50th Anniversary Show1957TV MovieHerself
Caesar's Hour1956TV SeriesHerself
Tonight!1956TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Max Liebman Presents: The Maurice Chevalier Show1956TV MovieHerself
Frankie Laine Time1955TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

De par en par2007TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2007TV Series documentaryHerself
El camino de Antonio Banderas2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Great Performances1997-2005TV SeriesHerself - Performer / Herself

Nominated Awards

1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Individual or Act in a Variety or Comedy SpecialGreat Performances (1971)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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