Michael Callan dead at 86 – West Side Story and The Interns actor and dancer dies of pneumonia, daughter confirmed

Famed West Side Story actor Michael Callan has died of pneumonia at the age of 86.

Callan died Monday in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, his daughter Rebecca Goodman told The Hollywood Reporter.

West Side Story actor Michael Callan has died

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West Side Story actor Michael Callan has diedCredit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
Michael Callan portrayed Riff, leader of the Jets, in the Broadway production of West Side Story

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Michael Callan portrayed Riff, leader of the Jets, in the Broadway production of West Side StoryPhoto credit: Getty

Callan was best known for his role as Riff in the original 1950s Broadway production of West Side Story.

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the story takes place on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the mid-1950s and explores the gang rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks.

Tony, a former member of the Jets and best friend of the gang’s leader, Riff, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the Sharks’ leader.

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