Octogenarian Rita Moreno still remains one of the busiest stars in show business and is currently working on the Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, One Day at a Time for Netflix.
Rita belongs to an elite group of only eight living performers who have won entertainment’s grand slam of the industry's most prestigious awards: The Oscar, The Emmy, The Tony and The Grammy. Her Oscar win came in 1962 as Latina spitfire Anita in the film version of West Side Story for which she also won The Golden Globe. The Tony was for her 1975 comedic triumph as Googie Gomez in Broadway's The Ritz. The Grammy was for her 1972 performance on The Electric Company Album, based on the long-running children's television series, which Lydia shouted “HEY YOU GUYS!” in Quinces to get everyone’s attention. She won not one, but two Emmys-the first for a 1977 variety appearance on The Muppet Show and the following year for a dramatic turn on The Rockford Files.
Ms. Moreno has served on The National Endowment for the Arts and as a Commissioner for The President’s White House Fellowships. Rita was also recently honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.