Everyone who has seen Grease remembers Annette Charles' role as Cha Cha. Charles passed away Wednesday at the age of 63.
Lisa Lucas, a producer at ReelzChannel, knew Charles and shared some stories about the actress who went on to become a professor and social worker.
Charles started out as a dancer in the musical scene in New York City. Being half Chicano and half Italian, she pursued the few ethnic roles that were available at the time.
She had to really fight hard to be seen but she was really talented and kept going.
After starring in Broadway plays like West Side Story, Charles went to L.A. to pursue acting. She quickly got parts in some sitcoms but she got her big break when she was cast as Cha Cha in Grease. Charles Nearly Died on Set >> Posted 08.06.11 by Chris