Wednesday, August 11, 2010

HOLA Legends: Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno, born Rosa Dolores Alverío on December 11, 1931, is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress. She is the first and only Hispanic and one of ten performers who have won an Emmy (one for "The Muppet Show" and one for "The Rockford Files"), a Grammy (for The Electric Company album, a Tony (for The Ritz) and an Oscar (for West Side Story), and at the time the second Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award.

This clip shows Ms. Moreno as Googie Gómez singing her big musical number in the film version of Terrence McNally's The Ritz.

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