Raquel Welch (Performer) | Playbill

Raquel Welch


Born Jo Raquel Tejada September 5, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Welch was the first child of a Bolivian aerospace engineer, Armando, and the English descended Josephine Sarah Hall. When Ms. Welch was two, the family moved to San Diego, California, where Ms. Welch was soon enrolled in dance classes, initially pursuing a career as a professional dancer before being told at 17 that she did not possess the right body type for a career in ballet.

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  • Also Known As: Jo Raquel Tejada
  • Born: Sep 05, 1940 in Chicago, IL, USA
  • Death: Feb 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Roles (4)

The 64th Annual Tony Awards - June 13, 2010 The 64th Annual Tony Awards - 2010
Opened June 13, 2010
  • as Participating Artist (Original)
Victor/Victoria Playbill - Opening Night Victor / Victoria
Opened October 25, 1995
  • as Victoria Grant (Replacement)
Woman of the Year Playbill - June 1981 Woman of the Year
Opened March 29, 1981
  • as Tess Harding (Replacement)
    Dec 01, 1981 - Dec 15, 1981

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