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Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno, January 2008
Personal information
Birth nameRosita Dolores Alverío
Birth dateDecember 11, 1931(age 83)
Place of birthHumacao, Puerto Rico
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active1950 present
SpouseLeonard Gordon (1965-2010) (his death)

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Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress. She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, and was the second Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award.

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Written by Amanda Noll and illustrated by Howard McWilliam. Read by Rita Moreno. When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: "G...
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U-T San Diego--Your favorite movies . . . at the movies. Comments ( ). Share: TweetFacebookEmail; PrintSave. -Rita Moreno- as Anita in "West Side Story," screens as part of the Forty Foot Films series. Courtesy photo. Photo of. Written b - Date : Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:06:57 GMT
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Sports Radio ESPN 1420--Doris Day, Arnold Palmer and -Rita Moreno- were among the other honorees. In 2004, Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from St. Andrews University in Scotland. In 2005, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Detroi - Date : Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:49:16 GMT+00:00
Events losing money at Aspen's Wheeler Opera House - Aspen Times Tweet this news
Aspen Times--And the 2010 -Rita Moreno- show lost more than $19000, about 35 percent of last year's losses, although Slaton points out that poor weather could be to blame for the low turnout that December night. The Wheeler has about $30 million in a - Date : Thu, 23 Jun 2011 07:13:34 GMT+00:00
Morgan Freeman honored with AFI Life Achievement Award - OnTheRedCarpet.com Tweet this news
OnTheRedCarpet.com--Clint Eastwood, Betty White, Helen Mirren, Forrest Whitaker, Sidney Poitier, Matthew Broderick and -Rita Moreno- are among the stars who gave tribute at the American Film Institute's event honoring the actor. Freeman is the 39th r - Date : Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:52:55 GMT+00:00
Brevard theaters' worst acts are in the seats - Florida Today Tweet this news
Florida Today--While Sullivan was able to continue without missing a beat, that type of audience boosterism can throw some actors, if even for a moment, said -Rita Moreno-, who has performed at Cocoa Village Playhouse and MCT. "(Colleagues) might - Date : Wed, 08 Jun 2011 05:19:03 GMT+00:00
Frederica von Stade in a class of her own - San Francisco Examiner Tweet this news
San Francisco Examiner--“I love 'Master Class'” says von Stade, “and saw Zoe Caldwell do it, and wonderful -Rita Moreno-. Terrence is one of the great playwrights of all time and I know how much he adores opera.” A mezzo soprano who made - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:49:44 GMT+00:00
Two to be Honored With Central Methodist University Alumni Awards April 9 - ReadMedia (press release) Tweet this news
ReadMedia (press release)--Minning's other credits include director and choreographer for "Gypsy" with -Rita Moreno-, dancing in the original Broadway production of "42nd Street," choreographic associate to Tommy T - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 15:08:28 GMT+00:00
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Screen Junkies---Rita Moreno- One of the great underrated beauties of the 1950s and 1960s, the Puerto Rican Moreno played a Siamese princess in "The King and I," but won an Oscar playing the fiery Anita in "West Side Story&q - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:27:13 GMT+00:00
New leader for Orange County Hispanic Chamber - OCRegister Tweet this news
OCRegister--The book highlights the contributions of such actors as Raul Julia, Olga San Juan, who performed with Fred Astaire, and icons like -Rita Moreno-. The free event begins at 7 pm in B209. For information, email Mercedes Julian at mjulian@ivc.edu. - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 01:26:46 GMT+00:00
Stokes helps Englewood school recognize Women's History Month - NorthJersey.com Tweet this news
NorthJersey.com--The students spoke about three women in each field, including astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman in space; Grammy, Academy, Tony and Emmy award winning actresses Whoopi Goldberg and -Rita Moreno-; former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Da - Date : Fri, 18 Mar 2011 22:00:12 GMT+00:00

Film :
Year Title Role class="unsortable"Notes
1950 So Young So Bad Dolores Guererro as Rosita Moreno
1950 TheToast of New Orleans Tina
1950 Pagan Love Song Terru
1952 The Ring Lucy Gomez
1952 Singin' in the Rain Zelda Zanders
1952 TheFabulous Señoritanolink=1 Manuela Rodríguez
1952 Cattle Town Queli
1953 Fort Vengeance Bridget Fitzgibbon
1953 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation Soubrette uncredited
1953 Latin Lovers Christina
1953 ElAlaméinnolink=1 Jara
1954 Jivaro Maroa
1954 TheYellow Tomahawknolink=1 Honey Bear
1954 Garden of Evil Cantina Singer
1955 Untamed Julia
1955 Seven Cities of Gold Ula
1956 TheLieutenant Wore Skirts Sandra Roberts
1956 TheKing and IThe King and I (1956 film) Tuptim
1956 TheVagabond Kingnolink=1 Huguette
1957 TheDeerslayernolink=1 Hetty Hutter
1960 This Rebel Breed Lola Montalvo
1961 West Side Story Anita  
1961 Summer and Smoke Rosa Zacharias
1963 Cry of Battle Sisa
1968 TheNight of the Following Day Vi
1969 Popi Lupe
1969 Marlowe Dolores Gonzáles
1971 Carnal Knowledge Louise
1976 TheRitznolink=1 Googie Gomez  
1977 Voodoo Passion
1978 TheBoss' Sonnolink=1 Esther Rose
1980 Happy Birthday, Gemini Lucille Pompi
1981 TheFour SeasonsThe Four Seasons (film) Claudia Zimmer
1991 Age Isn't Everything Rita
1993 Italian Movie Isabella
1994 I Like It Like That Rosaria Linares
1995 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business Herself documentary
1995 Angus Madame Rulenska
1995 America: A Call to Greatness Herself docudrama
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Belle Abromowitz Nominated - ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film in a Crossover Role
1999 Carlo's Wake Angela Torello
1999 ThePuerto Ricans: Our American Storynolink=1 Herself documentary
2000 Blue Moon Maggie
2001 Piñero Miguel's Mother
2003 Casa de los Babys Señora Muñoz
2003 Beyond Borders: John Sayles in Mexico Herself documentary
2004 King of the Corner Inez
2006 Play It By Ear Ruth

Television :
Year Title Role class="unsortable"Notes
1958 Father Knows Best Chanthini Episode: Fair Exchange (24 November 1958)
1971 77 TheElectric Company Carmela
Otto The Director
Pandora the Little Girl, Millie the Helper
780 episodes
1974 Dominic's Dream Anita Bente
1974 Out to Lunch Various Nominated - Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music
1976 TheMuppet Show Herself  
1978 TheRockford Files Rita Capkovic  
1979 Anatomy of a Seduction Nina
1979 TheMuppets Go Hollywood Herself/Host Special
1981 Evita Perón Renata Riguel
1982 83 9 to 5 Violet Newstead  
1982 Working Waitress
1982 Portrait of a Showgirl Rosella DeLeon Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
1986 Golden Girls Renee Episode: "Empty Nest"
1987 TheCosby Show Mrs. Granger Episode: "You Only Hurt the One You Love"
1989 90 B.L. Stryker Kimberly Baskin 2 episodes
1994 TheNannyThe Nanny (TV series) Miss Wickervich/Mrs. Stone Episode: "The Gym Teacher"
1994 98 Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Carmen Sandiego voice
1994 95 TheCosby Mysteries Angie Corea 2 episodes
1995 TheWharf Ratnolink=1 Mom
1997 2003 Oz Sister Peter Marie Reimondo  
1998 TheSpreenolink=1 Irma Kelly
1999 Resurrection Mimi
2004 Copshop Mary Alice
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mildred Quintana Episode: "Night"
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Mildred Quintana Episode: "Day"
2006 07 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Frances Goren 3 episodes: "Endgame"; "The War at Home" and "Brother's Keeper"
2007 TheGeorge Lopez Show Luisa Diaz Episode: "George Testi-Lies for Benny"
2007 Ugly Betty Aunt Mirta Episode: "A Tree Grows in Guadalajara"
2007 Cane Amalia Duque 13 episodes
2011 Happily Divorced

Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture

Rita Moreno (1961) * Angela Lansbury (1962) * Margaret Rutherford (1963) * Agnes Moorehead (1964) * Ruth Gordon (1965) * Jocelyne LaGarde (1966) * Carol Channing (1967) * Ruth Gordon (1968) * Goldie Hawn (1969) * Karen Black/Maureen Stapleton (1970) * Ann-Margret (1971) * Shelley Winters (1972) * Linda Blair (1973) * Karen Black (1974) * Brenda Vaccaro (1975) * Katharine Ross (1976) * Vanessa Redgrave (1977) * Dyan Cannon (1978) * Meryl Streep (1979) * Mary Steenburgen (1980) ---- Complete List * (1943 1960) * (1961 1980) * (1981 2000) * (2001 present)

Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Harvey Korman / Brenda Vaccaro (1974) * Jack Albertson / Cloris Leachman (1975) * Chevy Chase / Vicki Lawrence (1976) * Tim Conway / Rita Moreno (1977) * Tim Conway / Gilda Radner (1978) * George Hearn (1985) * Whitney Houston (1986) * Robin Williams (1987) * Robin Williams (1988) * Linda Ronstadt (1989) * Tracey Ullman (1990) * Billy Crystal (1991) * Billy Crystal (1992) * Dana Carvey (1993) * Tracey Ullman (1994) * Barbra Streisand (1995) * Tony Bennett (1996) * Bette Midler (1997) * Billy Crystal (1998) * John Leguizamo (1999) * Eddie Izzard (2000)

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Drama Series

Zohra Lampert (1974) * Fionnula Flanagan (1976) * Beulah Bondi (1977) * Rita Moreno (1978) * Alfre Woodard (1987) * Shirley Knight (1988) * Kay Lenz (1989) * Viveca Lindfors (1990) * Peggy McCay (1991) * Elaine Stritch (1993) * Faye Dunaway (1994) * Shirley Knight (1995) * Amanda Plummer (1996) * Dianne Wiest (1997) * Cloris Leachman (1998) * Debra Monk (1999) * Beah Richards (2000)

Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Patricia Neal (1947) * Shirley Booth (1949) * Maureen Stapleton (1951) * Marian Winters (1952) * Beatrice Straight (1953) * Jo Van Fleet (1954) * Patricia Jessel (1955) * Una Merkel (1956) * Peggy Cass (1957) * Anne Bancroft (1958) * Julie Newmar (1959) * Anne Revere (1960) * Colleen Dewhurst (1961) * Elizabeth Ashley (1962) * Sandy Dennis (1963) * Barbara Loden (1964) * Alice Ghostley (1965) * Zoe Caldwell (1966) * Marian Seldes (1967) * Zena Walker (1968) * Jane Alexander (1969) * Blythe Danner (1970) * Rae Allen (1971) * Elizabeth Wilson (1972) * Leora Dana (1973) * Frances Sternhagen (1974) * Rita Moreno (1975)



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