An Evening with Rita Moreno
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San Antonio College will present An Evening with Rita Moreno
as part of the Fine Arts & Cultural Events Series (FACES). This event is
free and open to the public.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
San Antonio College
1300 San Pedro Ave., 78212
Open to the community.
Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Born Rosa Dolores Alverio on December 11, 1931, in Humacao,
Puerto Rico, Rita Moreno is best known as Anita in “West Side Story” (1961), a
role that earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her
the first Latina actress to win the honor. Ms. Moreno also appeared on the
children's shows “Sesame Street” and “The Electric Company,” and is one of only
11 people to have received the four major entertainment honors — Emmy, Oscar,
Tony and Grammy awards.
Ms. Moreno won a Tony Award (best featured actress in a
play) for her work in Broadway's “The Ritz” (1975). She
went on to win two Emmy awards for guest appearances on “The Muppet Show”
(1977) and “The Rockford Files” (1978). She is one of only 11 people to have
received the four major entertainment honors—Emmy, Tony, Oscar and Grammy
In January, Ms. Moreno will receive the SAG Life Achievement
Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment at this year’s
Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
“Rita Moreno: A Memoir” was published in March by Celebra