Rita Moreno (6/13/1962)

December 3, 2021, 11:00 pm

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Rita Moreno, 1963 (Source: wikimedia.org)

Born December 11, 1931, Rita Moreno has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: an Oscar, a Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. In her 1962 conversation with Studs Terkel, the venerated performer talks about her Puerto Rican ethnicity and how it relates to her role as Anita in the 1961 movie version of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story.

You can stream American Masters — Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It at pbs.org.