Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero
January 23, 1933
|Occupation||Actress, dancer, singer|
|Spouse(s)||Tony Mordente (m. 1957)|
Chita Rivera (born January 23, 1933) is an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for her roles in musical theater. She is the first Hispanic woman and the first Latino American  to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award (December 2002). She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.
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- "In 35 Years, Kennedy Center has Honored Only One Hispanic American…Chita Rivera", AllGov, December 4, 2012.
- "President Obama Names Medal of Freedom Recipients" Archived 2009-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, White House Office of the Press Secretary, July 30, 2009