Rita Moreno

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  • Birth Name: Rosa Dolores Alverio
  • Birth Place: Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer
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Fast Facts

  • Moved from Puerto Rico to New York with her mother when she was 5.
  • Made her Broadway debut in November 1945 in Skydrift, opposite Eli Wallach, when she was only 13 years old.
  • One of the few people to win all four major American entertainment awards (Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy).
  • Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush in 2004.
  • Developed and starred in the autobiographical play Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup in 2011.
  • Has received accolades from the National Osteoporosis Foundation for working to increase osteoporosis awareness.

Awards

  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1962, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1975, Tony — Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Winner
  • 1961, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1972, Grammy — Best Recording for Children: Winner
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music: Winner
  • 1977, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • Leonard Gordon — Husband (deceased)
  • Marlon Brando — Ex-significant Other
  • Fernanda Fisher — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Rosa Dolores Alverio
  • Birth Place: Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Dancer