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Think: Pico Alorio, farmer

the sea: Rosa Maria Alverio, cloth worker

Marriages: Leonard Gordon (June 18, 1965 – June 30, 2010, died)

Children: Fernanda Luisa (October 28, 1966)

Other facts

His parents divorced and he and his mother moved to New York. Her mother later remarried Edward Moreno.

He started speaking English when he entered elementary school.

She was the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award. He also has six Emmy nominations and two wins, one Grammy or Tony.

He is one of the elite few known as EGOT winners. All of them have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

Believing that Judy Garland would win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Judgment at Nuremberg,” Moreno did not make a speech. Winning for her role in “West Side Story,” she said, “I can’t believe it! My God! I’m going to leave you with this.”

Her late husband Leonard Gordon was also her manager and a retired cardiologist.


1935 – He moved from Puerto Rico to New York with his mother.

November 13-17, 1945 – Broadway debut in the play “Skydrift”.

1949 – The head of the studio, Louis B. Mayer, offered Moreno a seven-year contract with MGM.

1950 – Debuted in the movie “So Young So Bad”.

1961 – She tried to commit suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills at her then-boyfriend Marlon Brando’s house.

1962 – She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for “West Side Story.”

1972 – He won a Grammy Award with Bill Cosby for “The Electric Company” for Best Children’s Recording.

1975 – She won the Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress or Best (Dramatic) for “The Ritz.”

1977 – She won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress or Outstanding Performance by an Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical Supporting Actress for “The Muppet Show” and became an EGOT winner (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).

1978 – She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama or Comedy Series for “The Rockford Files.”

20 July 1995 – The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented Moreno with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
June 23, 2004 – He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for US President George W. Bush.
February 25, 2010 – President Barack Obama presents him with the 2009 National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony.

2011 – He travels the country in his own one-woman show “Life Without Makeup”.

20 January 2013 – In a tribute to President Obama’s second term in Latino culture, he appeared at the 2013 Inaugural Latino alongside Chita Rivera, Eva Longoria and many others. Performing at the Kennedy Center.

March 5, 2013 – Her autobiography “Rita Moreno: A Memoir” has been published.

June 2013 – It is inducted into the Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.

18 January 2014 – He is presented with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Lifetime Achievement.
December 6, 2015 – These are the Kennedy Center Honors recipients.
27 November 2018 – it is…

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