Yvonne Wilder, Actor Known for ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Seems Like Old Times,’ Dies at 84
24 at her home in Los Angeles.
She was 84.Wilder played the role of Consuelo in Robert Wise’s landmark 1961 film adaptation of the Broadway musical “West Side Story.” She also appeared in a West End production of “West Side Story” and in the first international touring production of the Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical.Wilder was remembered by friends for her love of dancing and her fiery sense of humor.
“West Side Story” co-star George Chakiris recently hailed her contributions to the stage production and the movie.“Yvonne Wilder had an extraordinary, unique sense of humor.
I did the play in London with Yvonne so I knew her before the movie,” George Chakiris told TCM in May.
“But Yvonne’s humor was adopted by all of us.
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