Rita Moreno

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Birthday
11, 1931
Birthplace
Humacao, PR
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthplace
Humacao, PR

About

Acclaimed Puerto Rican singer and actress who famously played Anita in the film version of West Side Story. Her Broadway credits include Gentry, The Ritz, and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.

Before Fame

Beginning at age eleven, she worked as a Spanish-language dubber of American movies.

Trivia

She was the first Hispanic performer to win all four major performing arts awards: the Oscar, the Emmy, the Tony, and the Grammy.

Family Life

She dated actor Marlon Brando for eight years before marrying her manager, Leonard Gordon, in June of 1965.

Associated With

She and Denise Nickerson both appeared on The Electric Company, a popular PBS children's series that aired in the 1970s.

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