George Chakiris

The Steven Spielberg film put out a casting call for three Latino actors.
OSCAR WINNER George Chakiris, OSCAR WINNER Cuba Gooding Jr., OSCAR WINNER Faye Dunaway, OSCAR NOMINATED Film Star June Squibb
The still handsome, still-fit Chakiris, who now designs jewelry, enjoys reminiscing. But two weeks after Stritch's death in Michigan at 89, he wants to set the record straight.
Ellen Harrington, the Academy's Director of Exhibitions and Special Events said, "We were wanting to do something for Gene
Despite best efforts, California authorities (the people who brought you Ronald "Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev!" Reagan) could not put the kibosh on American Ballet Theatre's The Bright Stream.
In 1962, George Chakiris' portrayal of Bernardo in West Side Story took the silver screen by storm, earning him an Academy Award. George talked to me about life lived under and out of the spotlight.