Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno Brief Biography

Rita Moreno
Rita Dolores Moreno (born Rosa Dolores Alvero, December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican-American actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films The King and I and West Side Story, as well as a 1971-77 stint on the children's television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role on the 1997-2003 TV drama Oz.

Moreno is one of twelve performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. She is also one of 22 people who have achieved the so-called Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Academy, Emmy and Tony awards for acting; and one of only two people who have achieved both distinctions, the other being Helen Hayes. She has also won numerous other awards, including various lifetime achievement awards. Moreno also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.

Rita Moreno News

• 'One Day At a Time' TV series canceled at ViacomCBS
• 'One Day at a Time' cancelled by Netflix after three seasons
• 'One Day at a Time' showrunner says series may be canceled by Netflix
• Tom Hanks to present Alan Alda with SAG Life Achievement Award

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