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Classic Hollywood: George Chakiris does more than dance
Classic Hollywood: George Chakiris does more than dance

Before he electrified audiences in his Oscar-winning turn in 1961's "West Side Story," George Chakiris paid his dues in the chorus of movie musicals. In fact, he was still a teenager when he appeared with Marilyn Monroe in the sex symbol's signature "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" number in 1953's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." And he was one of four dancers appearing with Rosemary Clooney in the "Love, You Didn't Do Right by Me" routine in 1954's "White Christmas." "Nobody knew who I was," said the 79-year-old Chakiris, who trained at the American School of Dance in Hollywood. "But I got...

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