Tip Of The Hat To Legend Rita Moreno: Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, With Puerto Rico In Mind

She was and is an inspiration to all at many levels!

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This article by Bryan Llenas appeared in Latino Fox News.

Her real name is Rosa Dolores Alverio.

But her collection of showbiz awards read simply “Rita Moreno.”

“You know what comes to mind when ever something really, really special and important happens to me? Puerto Rico.”- Rita Moreno

The legendary Puerto Rican actress is an American icon. She is the only Hispanic, and one of just 11 actors, to ever win all four of the major awards (Oscar, Tony, Emmy x 2, and a Grammy). And on Saturday night, the 82-year-old, best known for her 1962 Academy Award winning role as Anita in “West Side Story,” will receive yet another accolade, becoming the Screen Actors Guild 50th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the union of actors.

“I think in its own way it’s more prestigious even than the Oscar,” Moreno told Fox…

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