Rita Moreno 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, The King and I and West Side Story, as well as a 1971 to 1977 stint on the children's television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo on the HBO series Oz from 1997 to 2003. Her other notable films include Popi, Carnal Knowledge, The Four Seasons, I Like It Like That and the cult film Slums of Beverly Hills. She voiced the titular role of Carmen Sandiego in Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? from 1994 to 1999. For theater, she is best known for her role as Googie Gomez in The Ritz. As of 2020, she is currently portraying the role of the matriarch Lydia Margarita del Carmen Inclán Maribona Leyte-Vidal de Riera in the 2017 remake of One Day at a Time.
|Born:||Rosa Dolores Alverío, December 11, 1931, Humacao, Puerto Rico|
|Occupation:||Actress, singer, dancer|
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About Rita Moreno
Acclaimed Puerto Rican singer and actress who famously played Anita in the film version of West Side Story; she'd return for the film's 2020 remake in the role of Valentina. In 2017, she began starring in Netflix's One Day at a Time. Her Broadway credits include Gentry, The Ritz, and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.
Rita Moreno Before Fame
Beginning at age eleven, she worked as a Spanish-language dubber of American movies.
Achievement of Rita Moreno
She was the first Hispanic performer to win all four major performing arts awards: the Oscar, the Emmy, the Tony, and the Grammy.
Rita Moreno Family Life
She dated actor Marlon Brando for eight years. She married her manager Leonard Gordon in June of 1965; they divorced in 2010.
Associations of Rita Moreno
She and Denise Nickerson both appeared on The Electric Company, a popular PBS children's series that aired in the 1970s.
Information related to Rita Moreno
- History of women in Puerto Rico - The recorded history of women in Puerto Rico can trace its roots back to the era of the Taíno, the indigenous people of the Caribbean, who inhabited the island that they called "Boriken" before the arrival of Spaniards.
- 20th-century Puerto Rican actresses
- Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
- Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
- Puerto Rican female singers
- Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners
- Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners
- Kennedy Center honorees
- American sketch comedians
- Hispanic and Latino American actresses
- United States National Medal of Arts recipients
- Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients