Rita Moreno is a true triple threat. And she has the top honors to show for it. At, 83, Rita has won the Oscar, the Tony, two Emmy awards and a Grammy. She is to be awarded the Kennedy Center Award, one of six distinquished recipients along with George Lucas, Cicely Tyson, Carole King, The Eagles, and music director Seiji Ozawa. Not bad for a woman who was brought to the United States from her native Puerto Rico as a child by a mother who did not speak English.
“You are reminded that no one is completely self-made,”
“You could say it’s the American dream come true.”
Moreno, who has appeared in films such as “West Side Story” which she won her Oscar to gritty television series like “Oz” shows that Rita is always relevant. She has just completed a new Spanish album that was produced by Emilio Estefan. She also appeared in the independent film “Remember Me” as well as serving as the grand marshal of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. She is very content with her resume which includes Emmy Awards as Outstanding Lead actress in the “Rockford Files” in 1978 and 1979, a Tony for “Best Performance” in “The Ritz” in 1975, and the Grammy for “Best Recording for Children” as a member of “The Electric Company Album” in 1973.
“I’ll tell you what. If nothing else happens, I’ve had the best year of my life,”