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Chita Rivera's 80th Birthday: The Stage Legend's Best Broadway Moments

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We all know she seems ageless, but the legendary Broadway diva Chita Rivera turns 80 years old today (Jan. 23).

The "Queen of the Gypsies" made her stage debut in a touring production of "Call Me Madam" in 1951, and went on to create the iconic roles of Anita in "West Side Story," Rosie in "Bye Bye Birdie," Velma Kelly in "Chicago" and Aurora in "Kiss of the Spider Woman," among others.

As it turns out, Rivera -- a two-time Tony Award winner and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient -- is still going strong, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. She's currently wowing crowds in the acclaimed Broadway revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" in New York.

In honor of Rivera's milestone birthday, check out her most iconic moments below:

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