Almost seventy years after she made her debut in the theater, Rita Moreno has become one of the busiest and most famous stars in show business. She has played a number of roles on both Broadway and in films, and has a total net worth estimated at $28 million in 2021. Among her many accolades is an Academy Award and a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for her role in the musical West Side Story. She has also received a Peabody Award and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Rita Moreno grew up in Valley Stream, New York. She was 13 when she first appeared on the Broadway stage. Her debut performance was in the play Skydrift. Her role in this play blew the doors off Hollywood filmmakers. They were amazed by her performance, and she was offered roles in other plays as well as films. In addition to her stage roles, Moreno has worked in a number of films, including The Love Boat, The Rockford Files, Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Last of the Red Hot Lovers. She has also lent her voice to the Spanish-language dubs of many American films. In addition to her stage and film work, Moreno has also been an important voice actress in many television series, including The Muppet Show. She has also been a guest artist with many symphony orchestras. She has toured the country and performed at the White House. She was featured on the cover of Life magazine.
Her career began with her role in the Broadway play Skydrift at the age of 13. Moreno then moved to New York City with her mother when she was eleven. After moving to New York, she began her career in the show business, starring in films and television shows. She later married internist Leonard Gordon. They have one child, a daughter named Fernanda Gordon Fisher. They have also been in relationships with Hugh O’Brian, Jack Nicholson, and Dick Van Patten. Moreno has also had a relationship with Marlon Brando. She has also appeared in a number of films with him, including The Night of the Following Day, and Cry of Battle.
Rita Moreno is one of the few living stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She has a long career in the show business, and is often seen performing in regional theaters. She has received numerous awards and lifetime achievement awards, including a Peabody Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a National Medal of Arts. She has also been inducted into the Holly Wood Walk of Fame.
Moreno has also been in a number of films, including The King and I with Yul Brynner, and Singin’ in the Rain with Gene Kelly. She has also been in several television series, including The Love Boat, Oz, and The Rockford Files. She has also made a number of appearances in the theater, including The Ritz, Size of the World, and The Electric Company. In addition, she has appeared in a number of TV movies, including One Day at a Time.