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Rita Moreno: Overcoming Racism and Sexism in the Golden Age of Hollywood

Best known for her iconic role as Anita in the original West Side Story film adaptation, Rita Moreno is also known as the first Latina to win an academy award for acting and one of the first actors ever to “EGOT” (that is, to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony). Moreno was born in Puerto Rico and immigrated to the Bronx, New York when she was five years old. While dancing at a Spanish dance studio as a teenager in New York City, she was discovered by a talent scout. By age 16, Moreno was the primary breadwinner for her family from her earnings as a performer. By age 18, she signed with MGM studios.

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