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