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Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

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Born: December 11, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Puerto Rico Profession: Cast ...
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1935:
With her mother, moved from Puerto Rico to NYC at age four; father and brother remained in Puerto Rico
1936:
Made nightclub debut at age five (date approximate)
1945:
Broadway debut at age 13 in "Skydrift"
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Joined MGM's starlet stable at age 17
1950:
Feature acting debut, "So Young, So Bad"
1952:
Had bit part dancing a tango in the classic movie musical "Singin' in the Rain"
1952:
TV acting debut, "Saint and Senorita" on "Fireside Theater"
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Cast as Esmeralda in original production of Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real"; fired at the playwright's insistance
1956:
Played Tuptim, one of the monarch's wives, in the fi lm adaptation of "The King and I"
1961:
Attempted suicide when her multi-year affair with Marlon Brando ended
1961:
Won acclaim and a Best Supporting Actress Oscar playing the fiery Anita in the film version of "West Side Story"
1964:
London stage debut as Illona in "She Loves Me", directed by Harold Prince
1969:
Appeared opposite Alan Arkin in "Popi"
1969:
Played supporting role in "Marlowe", featuring James Garner
1970:
Returned to the Broadway stage as Sharon Falconer in the short-lived musical "Gantry", based on the novel "Elmer Gantry"
1971:
Co-starred in "Carnal Knowledge"
1971:
Was a regular on the children's series "The Electric Company"
1972:
Received Grammy Award for contribution to the recording "The Electric Company"
1974:
Earned first Emmy nomination for the variety special "Out to Lunch" (ABC)
1975:
Offered an hilarious, Tony-winning turn as entertainer Googie Gomez in Terrence McNally's "The Ritz"
1976:
Reprised Googie Gomez in the film version of "The Ritz"
1977:
Made Emmy-winning guest appearance on "The Muppet Show" (syndicated)
1977:
Introduced the character of Rita Capkovic in an episode of NBC's "The Rockford Files"; first of four appearances over the next two years; received second Emmy Award for a 1978 guest appearance
1978:
Starred in pilot for a proposed CBS sitcom, "The Rita Moreno Show"; show not picked up by the network
1981:
Last film for a decade, "The Four Seasons"
1981:
Appeared in the unsuccessful play "Wally's Cafe"
1982:
Received Emmy nod for her turn in the CBS movie "Portrait of a Showgirl"
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Assumed role of Violet Newstead (played by Lily Tomlin in the film) for the ABC sitcom "9 to 5"; earned Emmy nomination
1983:
Began appearing in a one-woman show, mixing singing, dancing and storytelling
1985:
Starred on Broadway in a female version of "The Odd Couple" (reworked by Neil Simon) opposite Sally Struthers
1986:
Filmed unsold pilot for own CBS sitcom, "Rita"
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Played regular role in a series of TV-movies for ABC starring Burt Reynolds as "B.L. Stryker"
1991:
Returned to feature films playing Jonathan Silverman's mother in "Age Isn't Everything/Life in the Food Chain"
1994:
Portrayed Jon Seda's highly critical mother in "I Like It Like That", helmed by Darnell Martin
1994:
Voiced the title character in the animated children's series "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"
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Had regular role as a ditsy landlady on "The Cosby Mysteries" (NBC)
1995:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1995:
Appeared Off-Broadway in Anne Meara's comedy "After-Play"
1996:
Starred with Louis Zorich and Frank Whaley in the Off-Broadway show "The Size of the World"
1996:
Played Norma Desmond in the London production of "Sunset Boulevard"
1997:
Returned to series work as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo, the prison's psychological counselor, in the HBO drama "Oz"
1998:
Had small role as Alan Arkin's wealthy sister-in-law in "Slums of Beverly Hills"
1999:
Reprised her Emmy-winning role in the TV-movie "The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds ... It Leads" (CBS)
1999:
Made NYC cabaret debut at the Oak Room of the Algonquin Hotel
2001:
Had co-starring role as the title character's mother in the biopic "Pinero"

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