Glamour: Rita Moreno's been breaking the mold for longer than you know

Boricua writer Ana Colón profiles 86 year old actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno about her remarkable life - her perseverance, stubbornness, what it's like as a Latina to build a place for herself in Hollywood, and more. The Puerto Rican actress initially began acting in the 50s but it was the 1961 screen adaptation of West Side Story that really put her on the map. Moreno is one of only twelve performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony, among numerous other awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. Through the interview, I also found out she released a memoir in 2013 which I've added to my list of Latina-authored books!


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