Rita Moreno

Actress + Singer
Born Dec 11, 1931

Rita Moreno 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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1931 Birth Born on December 11, 1931.
1936 4 Years Old Rita's mother moved to New York City in 1936, taking her daughter, but not her son, Rita's younger brother, Francisco. … Read More


1954 22 Years Old She appeared in small roles in The Toast of New Orleans and Singin' in the Rain, in which she played the starlet "Zelda Zanders". In March 1954, Moreno was featured on the cover of Life Magazine with a caption, "Rita Moreno: An Actresses' Catalog of Sex and Innocence".
1956 24 Years Old In 1956, she had a supporting role in the film version of The King and I as Tuptim, but disliked most of her other work during this period.
1961 29 Years Old In 1961, Moreno landed the role of Anita in Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' film adaptation of Leonard Bernstein's and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking Broadway musical, West Side Story, which had been played by Chita Rivera on Broadway. … Read More


1965 33 Years Old On June 18, 1965, Moreno married Leonard Gordon, a cardiologist who was also her manager. … Read More
1971 39 Years Old …  From 1971 to 1977, Moreno played many characters on the PBS children's series The Electric Company, most notably Millie the Helper. … Read More


1975 43 Years Old Moreno's Broadway credits include The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Gantry, The Ritz, for which she won the 1975 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress, and the female version of The Odd Couple.


1993 61 Years Old In 1993 she was invited to perform at President Bill Clinton's inauguration and later that month was asked to perform at the White House. … Read More
1995 63 Years Old In 1995, she co-starred with Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Deborah Winters and Peter Graves in the Warren Chaney docudrama, America: A Call to Greatness. … Read More
2006 74 Years Old Moreno continues to be active on stage and screen, and as a singer. In 2006, she portrayed Amanda Wingfield in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's revival of The Glass Menagerie. … Read More
2011 79 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, she accepted the role of the mother of Fran Drescher's character in the TV sitcom Happily Divorced. … Read More
2014 82 Years Old In 2014, it was announced that Rita Moreno has been cast in NBC's television film Old Soul, alongside Natasha Lyonne, Fred Willard and Ellen Burstyn. … Read More
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