Rita Moreno

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Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

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Rita Moreno

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 11
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work is 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.

Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work is 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 artists to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. She is also one of 23 people who have achieved the so-called Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Academy, Emmy and Tony awards for acting; she and Helen Hayes are the only two who have achieved both distinctions. She has won numerous other awards, including various lifetime achievement awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.

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Justina Machado and Rita Moreno on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Gloria Calderon Kellett, Justina Machado, and Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of
Rita Moreno and Charlotte Rae at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Proj
Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Mo
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Justina Machado and Rita Moreno on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Justina Machado and Rita Moreno on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys. 

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Gloria Calderon Kellett, Justina Machado, and Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of
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Gloria Calderon Kellett, Justina Machado, and Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Rita Moreno and Charlotte Rae at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Proj
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Rita Moreno and Charlotte Rae at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Mo
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Rita Moreno onstage at The Power of TV: A Conversation with Norman Lear and One Day at a Time, presented by the Television Academy Foundation and Netflix in celebration of the Foundation's 20th Anniversary of THE INTERVIEWS: An Oral History Project, on Monday, June 19, 2017 in the Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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