Rita Moreno

ACTRESS, SOUNDTRACK, PRODUCER

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28th Nov 2021 | FlixCatalog Staff

Rita Moreno is one of the very few performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, thus becoming an EGOT. She was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in the hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico on December 11, 1931 (but raised in nearby, smaller Juncos, which had no hospital), to seamstress Rosa María (Marcano) and farmer Francisco José "Paco" Alverío. Her mother moved to New York City in 1937, taking Rita with her while leaving her reportedly unfaithful husband and Rita's younger brother behind. Rita's professional career began before she reached adolescence.At age 11, she landed her first movie experience, dubbing Spanish-language versions of US films. Less than a month before her 14th birthday on November 22, 1945, she made her Broadway debut in the play "Skydrift" at the Belasco Theatre, costarring with Arthur Keegan and a young Eli Wallach. Although she would not appear again on Broadway for almost two decades, Rita Moreno, as she was billed in the play, had arrived professionally.The cover of the March 1, 1954, edition of "Life Magazine" featured a three-quarters, over-the-left-shoulder profile of the young Puerto Rican actress/entertainer with the provocative title "Rita Moreno: An Actresses' Catalog of Sex and Innocence". It was sexpot time, a stereotype that would plague her throughout the decade. If not cast as a Hispanic pepper pot, she could rely on being cast as another "exotic", such as her appearance on Papa a raison (1954) as an exchange student from India. Because of a dearth of decent material, Moreno had to play roles in movies that she considered degrading. Among the better pictures she appeared in were the classic Chantons sous la pluie (1952) and Le roi et moi (1956).Director Robert Wise, who was chosen to co-direct West Side Story (1961) (the film version of the smash Broadway musical, a retelling of William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" with the warring Venetian clans the Montagues and Capulets re-envisioned as Irish/Polish and Puerto Rican adolescent street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks), cast Moreno as "Anita", the Puerto Rican girlfriend of Sharks' leader Bernardo, whose sister Maria is the piece's Juliet.However, despite her talent, roles commensurate with that talent were not forthcoming in the 1960s. The following decade would prove kinder, possibly because the beautiful Moreno had aged gracefully and could now be seen by filmmakers, TV producers and casting directors as something other than the spitfire/sexpot that Hispanic women were supposed to conform to. Ironically, it was in two vastly diverging roles--that of a $100 hooker in director Mike Nichols' brilliant realization of Jules Feiffer's acerbic look at male sexuality, Ce plaisir qu'on dit charnel (1971), and Milly the Helper in the children's TV show The Electric Company (1971)--that signaled a career renaissance.Moreno won a 1972 Grammy Award for her contribution to "The Electric Company"'s soundtrack album, following it up three years later with a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for "The Ritz" (a role she would reprise in the film version, The Ritz (1976)). She then won Emmy Awards for Le Muppet Show (1976) and Deux cent dollars plus les frais (1974).She has continued to work steadily on screen (both large and small) and on stage, solidifying her reputation as a national treasure, a status that was officially ratified with the award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in June 2004. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous and by Robert Sieger)

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Rita Moreno’s flixes, followed by Vudu compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Rita Moreno on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1971 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Rita Moreno movies released per year from 1999 till 2021.

Top Genres

Rita Moreno works mostly in Comedy Genre followed by Documentary Genre flixes. 33% of Rita Moreno movies are Comedy Genre movies. See Top Genres that Rita Moreno worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Rita Moreno has worked on is 6.7.

6.7 / 10

Rita Moreno's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Crime,Drama,Thriller
Oz (1997)

A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

8.7/1055 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother, her teenage daughter and tween son, and her old-school mother.

8.2/1030 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

A comedy variety show that teaches basic phonetic and grammar concepts using live-action sketches, cartoons, songs, and Spider-Man episodes.

8.1/1028 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

7.8/1090 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

The world famous thief, Carmen Sandiego (Rita Moreno), plays an intricate game of cat and mouse with teen ACME detectives, Zack (Scott Menville) and Ivy (Jennifer Hale).

7.3/1021 min

Available in 4 platform(s).

A portrait of women aged 64-94 and the extraordinary lives they lead.

7.2/1087 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

Chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.

6.9/10360 min

Available in 6 platform(s).

On his deathbed, Carmine Vespucci's mobster father tells him to "get Proclo" - Carmine's brother-in-law Gaetano. With "the hit" on, Gaetano tells a cab driver to take him where Carmine ...

6.9/1091 min

Available in 7 platform(s).