Rita Moreno: She was born on December 11, 1931. She is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer, and singer.Noted for her work across different areas of the entertainment industry.

she has appeared in numerous film, television, and theater projects throughout her extensive career spanning over seven decades.

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She is also one of 24 people who have achieved what is called the 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.

Her vast work includes supporting roles in the musical films Singin’ in the Rain (1952),

In theater, she is best known for her role as Googie Gomez in The Ritz. She is one of the last remaining stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Among her numerous accolades, Moreno is one of a few performers to have won the four major annual American entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

In 2015, she was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor for her contribution to American culture through performing arts. She was awarded the Peabody Career Achievement Award in 2019.

Rita Moreno Personal life

From 1954 to 1962, Moreno was in an on-and-off relationship with Marlon Brando. She revealed in her memoir that she became pregnant by Brando and he arranged for an abortion. After the abortion was botched and Brando fell in love with another woman, Moreno attempted suicide by overdosing on Brando’s sleeping pills.

In 1965, Moreno married cardiologist and internist Leonard Gordon, who became her manager after he retired from medicine. In 1995, they relocated to Berkeley, California. They remained together until his death in 2010. Moreno and Gordon have one daughter, Fernanda Gordon Fisher, and two grandsons. Moreno said she once considered leaving her husband, but did not to avoid breaking up the family.

Moreno TV Series

  • 2017 -2020 – One Day at a Time
  • 2019-2020 – Bless This Mess
  • 2019 – Carmen Sandiego
  • 2015-2019 – Jane the Virgin
  • 2018 – Elena of Avalor
  • 2015-2018 Nina’s World
  • 2016 – Grace and Frankie
  • 2016 – Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2015 – Getting On
  • 2015- A Gift of Miracles
  • 2013 – Welcome to the Family

Moreno Awards and honours

  • Joseph Jefferson Award: Best Chicago Theatre Actress, 1968
  • Sarah Siddons Award for her portrayal of Olive Madison in the female version of The Odd Couple, 1985
  • Library of Congress Living Legends Award, April 2000
  • Special Recognition Award from the International Latin Music Hall of Fame, 2001
  • Hispanic Organization of Latin Actresses (HOLA) Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010
  • Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
  • Honorary doctorate of music, awarded by the Berklee College of Music, May 7, 2016.
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor, May 11, 2018
  • Grand Marshal of the 2020 Rose Parade.

Moreno Physical Appearance

Height 5 feet 2 inches (1.59 m)
Weight 53 kg (117 lbs)
Waist 25 inches
Hips 33 inches
Body Type Hourglass
Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Dark brown

Moreno Net Worth

Rita Moreno is an actress, dancer, and singer who has had a career spanning more than 70 years. Rita Moreno has a net worth of $10 million.

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