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Chita Rivera plans to ‘sweat’ for her birthday

September 20, 2013 • Entertainment


CORRECTS AGE TO 80 – FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2009 file photo, Chita Rivera is shown during an interview in New York. Rivera will celebrate her 80th birthday with a one-night-only Broadway concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Oct. 7 show at the August Wilson Theatre will feature Rivera backed by a full orchestra singing songs from her hits and telling stories. It is written by Terrence McNally, directed by Graciela Daniele and guests will include Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chita Rivera had wanted to celebrate her 80th birthday quietly, no fuss. That clearly wasn’t going to happen.

“I think I can ask anybody out on the street, ‘How old is Chita Rivera?’ and they’d know. There’s an awful lot of noise about it,” says the actress. “That’s not the way I intended it to be.”

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