Rita Moreno has won the Academy Award, the Tony, the Grammy and two Emmy Awards.
Below are some videoclips of some of her acceptance speeches.
• The 1961 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for West Side Story
CLICK HERE (unable to embed the video into the blog)
• The 1975 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Ritz
• The 1978 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for "The Rockford Files" (she also won the 1977 Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for her guest appearance on "The Muppet Show"-- she was unable to attend the ceremony that year)
In addition, she has won the following awards.
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - West Side Story (1961)
- "The Joseph Jefferson Award" Best Chicago Theatre Actress (1968)
- Grammy Award - The Electric Company Album (1972)
- Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play - The Ritz (1975)
- "The Golden Apple" Cue Magazine Award
- Library of Congress Living Legends Award (2000)
- Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence named in her honor by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (2000)
- The Sarah Siddons Award for her portrayal of Olive Madison in the female version of The Odd Couple
- Special Recognition Award from the International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2001)
- Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush (2004)
- Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard
- Induction into California Hall of Fame (located at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts) from California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver (2007)
- National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama (2009)
- Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) Lifetime Achievement Award (2010).