Read More: West Side Story, Elaine Stritch, Bernardo, George Chakiris, Stephen Sondheim, Company, Arts News
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.
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.