Academy Award winner George Chakiris is a triple threat who has established an international career on the big screen, in theatre and television. The son of Greek immigrants, this actor, dancer and singer is recognized for his credits in nearly two dozen films, several acclaimed mini-series in Europe and Japan, BBC performances, and concert tours in Las Vegas and around the world. He earned an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his dynamic role as Bernardo in the film classic, West Side Story. George also appeared in films with icons like Cyd Charisse, Mitzi Gaynor, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Rosemary Clooney. He performed in There's No Business Like Show Business, Brigadoon, White Christmas, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe. The French Government's Minister of Culture awarded George the status of "Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" for his contributions to the Arts. His most recent awards include the Dizzy Feet Foundation's "Impact Award" (2015) and Tremaine's "Legendary Entertainer of the Year" Award (2017). He joined the podcast to chat about his recent autobiography, My West Side Story, and his amazing career. Link to Webpage: https://www.georgechakiris.com/
The original voice of Stephanie Plum, audiobook narrator and actress, C.J. Critt joined the podcast. While she is known to many audiobook fans from the Janet Evanovich series, as the Voice of America's favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, C.J. has brought to life the works of Anne Tyler, Larry McMurtry, Patricia Cornwell, Margaret Maron, Haven Kimmel, Joan Hess, J.A. Jance and Barbara Kingsolver, among many others, in 200 works of Popular Fiction for Harper Audio, Recorded Books, BBC America Audiobooks, Library Ideas and Listen-up!, garnering a dozen EARPHONES awards and fans nationwide. She also records assorted anime voices for CrunchyRoll, Sound Cadence and Studio Nano.
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