West Side Story 60 years old

The screen achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures.

West Side Story

In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are high between the gangs but two kids, one from each rival gang, fall in love leading to tragedy.

Credits

West Side Story Cast

Name Character
Rita Moreno She was 29, now 90 years old as Anita
Simon Oakland He was 46, 68 years old when he died as Lieutenant Schrank
Russ Tamblyn He was 26, now 87 years old as Riff
Tucker Smith He was 25, 52 years old when he died as Ice
John Astin He was 31, now 92 years old as Glad Hand, the dance organizer
Natalie Wood She was 23, 43 years old when she died as Maria
Gus Trikonis He was 23, now 84 years old as Indio
Ned Glass He was 55, 78 years old when he died as Doc
Tony Mordente He was 25, now 86 years old as Action
George Chakiris He was 27, now 87 years old as Bernardo
Penny Santon She was 45, 82 years old when she died as Madam Lucia
Marni Nixon She was 31, 86 years old when she died as Maria (singing voice)
Suzie Kaye as Rosalia
Susan Oakes as Anybodys
David Winters He was 22, 80 years old when he died as A-Rab
William Bramley He was 33, 57 years old when he died as Officer Krupke
Richard Beymer He was 23, now 84 years old as Tony
Jose De Vega He was 27, 56 years old when he died as Chino
Gina Trikonis as Graziella

West Side Story Crew

Name Department
Boris Leven as Production Design. He was 53 (78) years old when He died Art
Richard Carruth as Music Editor. Sound
Murray Spivack as Sound. He was 58 (90) years old when He died Sound
Daniel L. Fapp as Director of Photography. He was 57 (82) years old when He died Camera
Fred Lau as Sound. He was 64 (73) years old when He died Sound
Irene Sharaff as Costume Design. She was 51 (83) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Emile LaVigne as Makeup Artist. He was 48 (76) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Victor A. Gangelin as Set Decoration. He was 62 (68) years old when He died Art
Thomas Stanford as Editor. He was 37 (93) years old when He died Editing
Marshall M. Borden as Assistant Editor. Editing
Irwin Kostal as Orchestrator. He was 50 (83) years old when He died Sound
Irwin Kostal as Music Supervisor. He was 50 (83) years old when He died Sound
Stephen Sondheim as Songs. He was 31 (91) years old when He died Sound
Ernest Lehman as Screenplay. He was 45 (89) years old when He died Writing
Allen K. Wood as Production Manager. Production
Robert E. Relyea as Assistant Director. Directing
Arthur Laurents as Theatre Play. Arthur Laurents was 43 (92) years old when Arthur Laurents died Writing
Arthur Laurents as Screenplay. Arthur Laurents was 43 (92) years old when Arthur Laurents died Writing
Arthur Laurents as Book. Arthur Laurents was 43 (92) years old when Arthur Laurents died Writing
Saul Bass as Title Designer. He was 41 (75) years old when He died Art
Saul Bass as Other. He was 41 (75) years old when He died Crew
Saul Chaplin as Associate Producer. He was 49 (85) years old when He died Production
Saul Chaplin as Music Supervisor. He was 49 (85) years old when He died Sound
Sam Gordon as Property Master. Art
Tony Mordente as Other. He was 25 (now 86) years old Crew
Johnny Green as Conductor. He was 53 (80) years old when He died Sound
Johnny Green as Music Supervisor. He was 53 (80) years old when He died Sound
Hal Prince as Other. He was 33 (91) years old when He died Writing
Howard Jeffrey as Other. Crew
Stephen Sondheim as Lyricist. He was 31 (91) years old when He died Writing
West Side Story poster
West Side Story (60 years)

The screen achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures.

  • Release day: Wednesday, December 13, 1961
  • Runtime: 152 minutes
  • Budget: 6000000.00
  • Revenue: 43656822.00