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Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican-American actress and singer. She has worked in the Entertainment Industry for more than 70 years.
Here are some of the interesting facts about Rita Moreno:
1. Rita Moreno net worth is estimated to be $25 million.
As of 2018, Rita Moreno net worth is estimated to be $25 million. She collected majority of her fortune during her time in Entertainment business. Movies and TV series like West Side Story, The Ritz, Slums of Beverly Hills, Out to Lunch, The Rockford Files, 9 to 5, Oz and many more helped her both to raise money and fame.
2. Early Life and Beginning of the Career
Rosa Dolores Alverio shortly known as Rita Moreno was born on December 11, 1931 in Puerto Rico to Rosa Maria and Francisco Jose Paco Alverio. Rita along with her family moved to New York City in 1936.
Upon arriving at New York City, she began to take dance lessons and Spanish language. When she was 13 years old, she got her first Broadway role as Angelina in “Skydrift”. After that she went to appear in numerous small roles including in movies like The Toast of New Orleans, Singing in the Rain, The King and many more.
3. She has appeared in over 90 movies and TV shows
Over the course of 7 decades, Rita Moreno has appeared in more than 90 movies and Television shows. It was in 1962, she got her first breakthrough by appearing in Broadway musical “West Side Story”. Her role of Chita Rivera got her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 1976, she landed the role of Googie Gomez in movie “The Ritz”. She was nominated for BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Apart from that, she has appeared in several movies and Television series like: I Like It Like That, Slums of Beverly Hills, casa de los Babys, The Electric Company, Out to Lunch, The Muppet Show, The Rockford Files, 9 to 5, Working, Where the Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?, Oz, Jane the Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy and many more.
4. She has won several awards in her career.
Rita Moreno first won prestigious Oscar and Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story in 1961. In 1972, she won Grammy Award for Best Album for Children (The Electric Company Album). After three years, she won Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for TV series “The Ritz”.
She is one of the twelve celebrities to won all four major awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony Award. She has also achieved “Triple Crown of Acting” and many other awards including lifetime achievement awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards.
5. She was married to Leonard Gordon.
Before Marrying Leonard Gordon, she was involved in relationship with several high profile actors like Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn and Dennis Hopper. Moreno and Marlon were involved in a serious relationship and they dated for more than 8 year.
However, On June 18, 1965, Rita Moreno married Leonard Gordon, a cardiologist and her manager. Together they have on e daughter named Fernanda Luisa Fisher. Leonard died on June 30, 2010.