Monday, March 7, 2011

What Awards and Honors Have Rita Moreno Won In Her Career?

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).

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