West Side Story nonagenarians George Chakiris, 90, and Rita Moreno, 91, enjoyed a playful reunion at the 80 For Brady film premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Chakiris and Moreno – who looked incredibly youthful – appeared delighted to be reunited as they shared a kiss on the red carpet, 62 years after starring in the iconic musical film as Bernardo and Anita.
Chakiris, who won the Best Supporting Actor gong for his role as the Sharks leader, showed off his flawless visage, pearly whites and raven locks as he posed with Rita, while clad in a chestnut rollneck sweater.
He paired this with a black blazer and slacks, completing the ensemble with spectacles.
Moreno, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for West Side Story, stole the show at the premiere as she arrived in a sleeveless white jumper with a cape-like back.
Naughty nineties! West Side Story nonagenarians George Chakiris, 90, and Rita Moreno, 91, enjoyed a playful reunion at the 80 For Brady film premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday
The actress slipped her arms into beige leather opera gloves and she accessorized with diamond drop earrings.
A sparkly amethyst broach was fastened to the right side of her chic jumpsuit that matched her purple satin heels.
Moreno is one of 16 performers who has won an EGOT: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony.
She won a Grammy for her contributions to The Electric Company Album in 1972, and she took home the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 1975 for her performance in the musical The Ritz.
Moreno then went on to win an Emmy Award Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 1977 for her appearance on The Muppet Show.
The Emmy made her the third person in history and the first Latina to win all four major entertainment awards. She was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in 2004.
Moreno has more than 160 film credits to her name, including a role in the West Side Story revival. She played Valentina, a newly created character, in the movie, which she also executive produced.
Chakiris was born in Ohio to Greek immigrant parents. He dropped out of college after one year to move to Hollywood. He made his film debut in the chorus of the 1947 biopic Song of Love.
Good to see you: Chakiris and Moreno – who looked incredibly youthful – appeared delighted to be reunited as they shared a kiss on the red carpet, 62 years after starring in the iconic musical film as Bernardo and Anita
Now and then: The pair recreated their kiss after their Oscar wins in 1961 (pictured R)
Youthful: The retired actor showed off his youthful complexion on the red carpet (pictured R in 1961’s West Side Story)
Throughout the 1950s, Chakiris earned small dance and chorus roles in a number of musical films, including Gentleman Prefer Blondes in 1953. He was one of the dancers in Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ musical number.
The actor grew frustrated with his lack of success in Hollywood and moved to New York a year into West Side Story’s Broadway run. He auditioned for the London production and was cast as Riff. His performance earned rave reviews when the musical launched in the West End in 1958.
When Chakiris tested for the film adaptation a few years later, he ended up being cast as Bernardo while Russ Tamblyn played Riff.
He won both an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the Puerto Rican character in the film, though he is actually of Greek descent.
Chakiris went on to score the lead role in the 1962 film Two and Two Make Six. He also appeared in the 1963 film Diamond Head with Charlton Heston and the 1964 war movie 633 Squadron with Cliff Robertson.
During the 1960s, he parlayed his success into a career as a pop singer and had a few minor hit songs. He continued to act up until the 1990s and had roles on television shows such as Superboy, Pale Blood, and The Girls of Lido.
Chakiris has 60 film credits to his name, and his last role before retirement was in a 1996 episode of the British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine. However, he recently played a bank manager in the 2021 film Not to Forget.
The actor also turned his hobby of making sterling silver jewelry into a career with the launch of his George Chakiris Collection.
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