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What happened to Richard Beymer West Side Story?

What happened to Richard Beymer West Side Story?

Russ Tamblyn (Riff) Throughout his teens, Tamblyn appeared in several films and worked as a choreographer. In 1990, he played Dr. Lawrence Jacoby in the television drama Twin Peaks alongside his West Side Story co-star Richard Beymer, which he reprised during its 2017 revival.

How old is actor Richard Beymer?

83 years (February 20, 1938)
Richard Beymer/Age

Why was Richard Beymer cast as Tony?

“I wanted to be a very good actor,” said Beymer later. “I wanted to work and let the work stand for something.” In June 1960, Beymer was cast in the lead role of Tony in West Side Story (1961), a huge hit. He shared a 1962 Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor with Bobby Darin and Warren Beatty.

Is Tony from West Side Story still alive?

Tony dies in Maria’s arms, surrounded by members of both street gangs. Maria grabs Chino’s gun and tells the gang members that they are all responsible for the deaths of Riff, Bernardo, and Tony. The police arrive and arrest Chino while members of the Jets and the Sharks carry Tony’s body away.

Did Richard Beymer do his own singing in West Side Story?

The “West Side Story” soundtrack was a festival of overdubs, with the marquee stars doing scarcely any of the singing. Jimmy Bryant sang for Richard Beymer (Tony) and Tucker Smith for Russ Tamblyn (Riff). “It was a very difficult score because it’s almost written like an opera, very complicated,” Nixon says.

How old is Russ Tamblyn now?

86 years (December 30, 1934)
Russ Tamblyn/Age

Did Rita Moreno do her own singing in West Side Story?

Very little of the singing in the finished film and on the soundtrack album was contributed by the on-screen stars of the film; while George Chakiris did all of his own singing for the few solo lines of his character Bernardo, Jim Bryant entirely dubbed the singing role of Tony for Richard Beymer, and Rita Moreno’s …

How old is George Chakiris West Side Story?

87 years (September 16, 1934)
George Chakiris/Age
George Chakiris vividly recalls winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Bernardo in 1961’s “West Side Story.” “(It) was kind of an out-of-body experience,” said Chakiris, 87, of Los Angeles.

How old was Natalie Wood when she made West Side Story?

IMDb Rating: 7.6

Actor Age then Age now
Natalie Wood 23 Would’ve been 83
Richard Beymer 22 82
Russ Tamblyn 27 86
Rita Moreno 30 89

Was Russ Tamblyn a gymnast?

Russell Irving Tamblyn, also known as Rusty Tamblyn (born December 30, 1934) is an American film and television actor and dancer. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tamblyn was trained as a gymnast in his youth….

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Who is Amber Tamblyn’s father?

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How old is the actress Rita Moreno?

89 years (December 11, 1931)
Rita Moreno/Age