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An Evening with George Chakiris

George Chakiris
November 16, 2013
George Chakiris; Debra Levine, dance critic.

UCLA Film & Television Archive salutes the extraordinary career of actor, singer and dancer George Chakiris in this exciting screening and discussion.  Trained in Los Angeles, Chakiris first distinguished himself as a dancer in Hollywood films, displaying an athleticism and grace that helped bring renown to West Coast dance styles.  Best known for his Academy Award-winning performance in West Side Story (1961), Chakiris has enjoyed a multi-faceted, international career on stage, screen and television.  Tonight’s program assembles a selection of his sparkling television appearances drawn from the Archive’s holdings, including excerpts from “The Garry Moore Show” (1961), “The Dinah Shore Chevy Show” (1962) and “The Andy Williams Show” (1967), followed by a screening of Jacques Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967), foregrounding Chakiris’ command of song, dance…and our attention.

Past Programs & Events

Title Date and Time Location
The Young Girls of Rochefort (France, 1967)

The Young Girls of Rochefort (France, 1967)

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 7:30 pm Billy Wilder Theater