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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Rita Moreno

RITA MORENO (1931-Present), born Rosita Dolores Alverio
Rita Moreno is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first performer to win an Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy.

West Side Story (1961)

Haven't you seen West Side Story (1961)? Rita is dazzling as Anita, Maria's best friend.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

The King And I (1956) Here she is the doomed Tuptim, whose love for another leads to tragedy.
Garden Of Evil (1954) Rita has a small, but noticeable part as a singer in a cantina.
The Vagabond King (1956) Rita is 'the other woman', opposite star Oreste (who?).
Popi (1969) Another good role.

*Contributed by: "Eric Jamborsky" Date: Wed, Oct 12 2005 / 14:53:19 PDT

Academy Awards®
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1961 Won Best Actress in a Supporting Role: WEST SIDE STORY