Moreno, Rita, 1931-

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Rita Moreno (b. Dec. 11, 1931, Humacao, Puerto Rico) began taking dance lessons after moving to New York as a child. She began her career in the 1950s in film; Moreno is best known for Anita in film of West Side Story. She has also performed on many television shows and in theater productions. In 2004, she received Presidential Medal of Freedom from Pres. George W. Bush.
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referencedIn President George W. Bush with Medal of Freedom Recipient Rita Moreno
contributorOf LATIN AMERICA FIESTA STARRING RITA MORENO United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Public Information Spots and Radio Shows, ca. 1979 - ca. 1983 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
creatorOf Wise, Robert, 1914-2005. Natalie Wood [Multimédia multisupport] : West side story. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
contributorOf RITA MORENO SHOWS United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf VIAJE MUSICAL HOSTED BY RITA MORENO United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Bronze Screen Productions. Bronze Screen Productions collection of interviews and other materials for the documentary film project, The bronze screen, 1978-2001, (bulk 1995-2000) [videorecording]. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Arthur Unger collection of recorded interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Women's Fund for Health, Education and Research (HER) Records 2000-002., 1979-1997 Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
contributorOf VIAJE MUSICAL HOSTED BY RITA MORENO United States. National Archives and Records Administration
contributorOf Sound Recordings of Public Information Spots and Radio Shows, ca. 1979 - ca. 1983 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Wise, Robert, 1914-2005. Natalie Wood : West side story. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Musical comedies. Gantry. [Programs] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
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Birth 1931-12-11

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