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George Chakiris (born September 16, 1932) is an American actor. He is best known for his appearance in the 1961 film version of West Side Story as Bernardo Nunez, the leader of the Sharks gang, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

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[San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Old Globe World Premiere Production, 2015
Dancer

[US Tour]
National Tour, 1971
Robert

[West End]
London Production, 1958
Riff


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Photos: Go Inside the Opening of The Hollywood Museum's Black History Month Exhibit THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN

This week, Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of The Hollywood Museum) joined many personalities, as they honor Black History Month with a new exhibit  “THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN” a celebration of Black Entertainers from Film, TV, Theater and Song. Check out photos from the event here!

Photos: See Raven Symone, Michael Feinstein, Lorna Luft, JoJo Siwa & More at the 10th Annual Real To Reel Honors

See photos from the 2023 salute to the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to the entertainment industry and launch of the 10th annual 'Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ+s in Hollywood' exhibit.  

Photos: Go Inside The Hollywood Museum's Mother's Day Tribute to MOTION PICTURE MOTHERS

The Hollywood Museum played host to a spectacular photo exhibit, for Mother's Day to pay homage to the matriarchs of the MOTION PICTURE MOTHERS organization and the most celebrated working moms in entertainment with loving and amusing images with their families. Check out photos from the event here!

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Presents An Acting Animals Tribute Exhibit

On the evening of April 6th, in advance of “NATIONAL PET DAY,” (April 11th), Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a tribute exhibit to Acting Animals. See photos from the event.

ENTERTAINMENTX Podcast Turns 5 Years Old This Month

Entertainmentx, which gets to the heart, soul and drive of top performers in the entertainment industry, turns 5 years old on February 5th.

Photos: Leonard Maltin Emcees THE WALTONS Cast 50th Anniversary Reunion at The Hollywood Museum

Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Bldg) brought the cast of TV’s most celebrated family, THE WALTONS, together at the Hollywood Museum for an afternoon of fun and photos with fans. Following a cast Q&A with emcee, Hollywood film and TV critic, Leonard Maltin, fans experienced The Waltons Exhibit, with full support and participation by Warner Brothers Archivists.

THE WALTONS Cast Reunite Publicly For 50th Anniversary At The Hollywood Museum

Just as families are preparing to gather in celebration of Thanksgiving … for many, the first time since the pandemic began … Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Bldg) has announced that TV's most celebrated family, THE WALTONS, is gathering at the Hollywood Museum for an afternoon of fun and photos with fans.

Paul Kyriazi Releases Print Edition Of His Book HOW TO LIVE THE JAMES BOND LIFESTYLE

Writer and director, Paul Kyriazi has released the print edition of his popular self-help ebook and course, How to Live the James Bond Lifestyle. This is the original course taught by the author at The Learning Annex & SpyFest.

The LA Premiere of THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS Will Be Launched By 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World'

Katharine 'Kat' Kramer, a founder of 'Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World,' international cinema series to showcase motion pictures and documentaries that raise awareness of important social issues, will launch the LA Premiere of 'The New Abolitionists' - a film by Christina Zorich, on Friday October 21st at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica.

Review: After 60 Years of its Opening WEST SIDE STORY Continues to Thrill Audiences in Historic Production

West Side Story opens on July 8th at Theatro Sao Pedro. A masterpiece by Bernstein & Sondheim, direction by Charles Moeller and Brazilian version by Claudio Botelho, the musical direction is by Claudio Cruz, who leads the Orquestra do Theatro Sao Pedro. The production also has a cast headed by Giulia Nadruz (Maria) and Beto Sargentelli (Tony)

Barbara Eden, George Chakiris, Margaret O'Brien, and Debbie Wileman Join DANCE TO THE MOVIES at La Mirada

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts  announced that additional talent has signed on to its upcoming special event DANCE TO THE MOVIES, featuring just-added special guest appearances by Hollywood icon Barbara Eden (”I Dream Of Jeannie”), Academy Award winners George Chakiris (West Side Story) & Margaret O’Brien (Meet Me in St. Louis), and recording artist Debbie Wileman (who will perform a stunning tribute to Judy Garland).  

Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At The Launch Of The 2022 REAL TO REEL Exhibit

The Hollywood Museum has announced its 2022 salute to the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will once again present its ninth (due to the pandemic) annual 'Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ in Hollywood” exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD-13).

Paul Kyriazi Releases New Book 122 SURPRISING MOVIE STAR STORIES

Award-winning director and author, Paul Kyriazi has announced the release of his new book, 122 Surprising Movie Star Stories.

Geffen Playhouse Announces $25MM Endowment Campaign and Raises $1MM at Annual Fundraiser

Geffen Playhouse celebrated its 25th Anniversary and raised $1 million for the theater’s education, community engagement and artistic initiatives at its signature Backstage at the Geffen annual fundraiser held June 4, it was announced today. 

Stephen Sondheim Tribute Series Announced at Museum of the Moving Image

 Museum of the Moving Image has announced See It Big: Sondheim, a ten-film series devoted to the celebrated composer, lyricist, author, artist, and all-around innovator Stephen Sondheim. When Sondheim died last November, he didn’t just leave behind an extraordinary corpus of work—he had exited a world that his art had forever changed.

Dancer and Choreographer Joan Bayley Dies at 102

Westside School of Ballet announces long time beloved teacher, Joan Bayley, passed away on January 5th 2022, just shy of her 102nd birthday. Often called “The Greatest Dance Teacher There Ever Was,” the dance world was forever changed for the better because of Joan Bayley. (“Joan.”)

Broadway Streaming Guide: February 2022- Where to Watch THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL & More New Releases!

Check out what's coming to streaming this month, including new additions to Seth Rudetsky's concert series, Flying Over Sunset, the SIX alternates' concert at 54 Below, Sweet Magnolias season two and the highly-anticipated fourth season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!

Toronto's Major Theatres Will Dim Their Marquee Lights to Honor Stephen Sondheim

In the theatre there is no higher honour than for theatres to dim their marquee lights at the customary curtain time, 8 pm. And that’s exactly what will happen on Tuesday, November 30 at 8 pm at the CAA Ed Mirvish, the Princess of Wales and the Royal Alexandra theatres.

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre celebrated 26 years as the center for music theatre in Chicago, honored actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera with The ICON Award, Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation with the Luminary Award and Latino business and civic leaders as 2021 Scene Changers at its 2021 ICONS Gala.

The Hollywood Museum's Dungeon of Doom is Now Open

The museum's dungeon includes a rare and unique history of horror and suspense from Hollywood over the years including the original and complete jail sell set used for filming of “The Silence of the Lambs” and is one of the museum's most popular draws year round, with items that that include original costumes and props used in making of the film. 

George Chakiris FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

George Chakiris has not appeared on Broadway.

George Chakiris has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

George Chakiris's first West End show was West Side Story which opened in 1958

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