Written on 06/03/2022

Rita Moreno became the first Hispanic American (and the second person ever) to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films The King and I and West Side Story. 

Moreno’s other notable awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, and in 2015 she was named a recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor.

"It is through art that we will prevail and we will endure. It lives on after us and defines us as people."

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