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When Diosa Costello took the stage in the 1939 production of Too Many Girls, she became the first Puerto Rican performer to tread the boards on Broadway. She was fearless, funny, and brimming with talent. She never considered herself a trailblazer, but her legacy—and the gowns she left at the Smithsonian—tell a different story.