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  1. Rita Moreno - Wikipedia › wiki › Rita_Moreno

    Rita Moreno (born Rosa Dolores Alverío Marcano; December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; her notable acting work includes supporting roles in the musical films Singin' in the Rain (1952), The King and I (1956) and West Side Story (1961), as well as a 1971 to 1977 stint on the children's television series The Electric Company, and ...

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    Rita Moreno is one of the very few performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, thus becoming an EGOT.

  3. Jun 18, 2021 · A look at the life and work of Rita Moreno from her humble beginnings in Puerto Rico to her success on Broadway and in Hollywood.

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  4. Rita Moreno - West Side Story, Age & Facts - Biography › actor › rita-moreno
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    Moreno is perhaps best known for her work in West Side Story (1961), a modern musical inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. A versatile performer, she had to sing, dance and handle very dramatic scenes during the course of the film. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Anita, the tough but vulnerable girlfriend to the Sharks's gang leader — becoming the first Hispanic actress to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

    After her success with West Side Story, Moreno took on a range of interesting roles on stage and in films. She performed with the likes of Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and James Garner. Her career took another interesting turn in the 1970s, when joined the cast of The Electric Company, a children's television program. She stayed with the program for six seasons and became known for her trademark catchphrase: "Hey, you guys." She and the rest of the cast won a Grammy Award in 1972 for the show's soundtrack. Only a few years later, Moreno won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in Broadway's The Ritz (1975). Accolades didn't stop there for Moreno. She went on to win two Emmy awards for guest appearances on The Muppet Show (1977) and The Rockford Files(1978). She is one of a handful of people to have received the four major entertainment honors — Emmy, Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards (also known as the EGOT). Moreno again impressed critics with her turn as a no...

    In 2019, she was honored with a Peabody Career Achievement Award, making her the first Latino to receive the award and only second person ever. With the award, she became a PEGOT, an honor only held by two other people — director Mike Nichols and performer Barbra Stresiand.

  5. Rita Moreno | Biography, West Side Story, Movies, Oscar ... › biography › Rita-Moreno

    Jun 25, 2021 · Rita Moreno, in full Rosita Dolores Alverio, (born December 11, 1931, Humacao, Puerto Rico), Puerto Rican-born American actress, dancer, and singer who accomplished the rare feat of winning the four major North American entertainment awards (EGOT): Emmy (1977, 1978), Grammy (1972), Oscar (1962), and Tony (1975).

  6. Jun 17, 2021 · Rita Moreno is receiving backlash on social media after defending Lin-Manuel Miranda and "In the Heights" following criticism regarding the lack of dark-skinned Afro Latinos in the film's cast,...

  7. Legendary actress Rita Moreno returning to El Paso's Plaza ... › entertainment › 2021/07/21

    2 days ago · Courtesy of Roadside Attractions Rita Moreno is seen in the documentary "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It." EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso's Classic Film Festival is back at the Plaza ...

  8. Apr 26, 2021 · And Rita Moreno, 89, looked nothing short of spectacular on Sunday evening, when she attended the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. The rare recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and...

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