Ann Reinking, Broadway star who played Roxie Hart in 'Chicago,'muore a 71

Ann Reinking, la star di Broadway che ha interpretato Roxie Hart nel musical “Chicago,” è morto, il suo manager Lee Gross ha confermato alla CNN in una e-mail lunedì tardo. Lei era 71.

Reinking died in her sleep in a Seattle hotel Saturday, her sister-in-law, Dahrla King, detto Il New York Times. The cause of death is not yet known, NYT reported.
In un statement to Variety, the family mourned the loss of her “bella anima.”
The world and our family have lost a vibrant, amazing talent and beautiful soul. Ann was the heart of our family and the life of the party,” diceva la dichiarazione. “She was visiting our brother in Washington state when she went to sleep and never woke up. We will miss her more than we can say. Heaven has the best choreographer available now. I’m sure they are dancing up a storm up there! Annie, we will love and miss you always!!!”
    Ann Reinking, sinistra, performs in "Chicago" nel 1996

    Born in Seattle in 1949, Reinking became known for her dancing in New York City Broadway shows, secondo her bio on IMDB.
    After her film debut in 1978’sMovie Movie,” she went on to star in the Bob Fosse biopicAll That Jazz,” winning several Oscar nominations.
    Reinking then starred in John Huston’s “Annie” nel 1982 as Daddy Warbucks secretary, Grace Farrell.
     Ann Reinking poses with her Tony Award for Best Choreography for the show "Chicago" durante 1997 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall.

    Following her role as Micki in the 1984 commedia “Micki + Maude,” Reinking took a break from acting and never returned to the silver screen.
      Anziché, she performed on television and stage, making a big Broadway comeback in the 1990’s as Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” which earned her the Tony Award for Best Choreography.
      Reinking received several other Tony nominations for her performances inFosse,” “Dancin,” e “Goodtime Charley,” secondo Playbill.com.

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