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.
Beginning at age eleven, she worked as a Spanish-language dubber of American movies.
She was the first Hispanic performer to win all four major performing arts awards: the Oscar, the Emmy, the Tony, and the Grammy.
She dated actor Marlon Brando for eight years before marrying her manager, Leonard Gordon, in June of 1965.
She and Denise Nickerson both appeared on The Electric Company, a popular PBS children's series that aired in the 1970s.