Rita Moreno Gives Acceptance Speech Pointers

Monday, January 13, 2014

Rita Moreno talks about her career and being awarded the 2013 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. She earned an Oscar in 1962 for her portrayal of Anita in “West Side Story,” won a Grammy in 1972 for her performance on “The Electric Company Album.” She won a Tony for her 1975 role as Puerto Rican bathhouse singer Googie Gomez in Broadway's “The Ritz.” And she's won two Emmy Awards. She’s also the author of Rita Moreno: A Memoir.

Moreno also recalled her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, and commented on some of the speeches winners gave last night at the Golden Globes: "I thought, Why are they doing that? When they could say something really meaningful, because these are wonderful actors who won for great movies this year." Then Andy Borowitz suggested: "They should just list the people who tried to thwart them." 



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Comments [4]

CR from New Jersey

Two words: Marlon. Brando. You lucky little chica! Thank you, Ms. Moreno - watching you sing/dance thru AMERICA is one of my favorite things in the world! Can't wait to read your memoir. You were beautiful then and you're beautiful now.

Jan. 14 2014 05:38 PM
John fron NJ

Andy Borowitz sghould be the full time host of this show. Not only does he let his guests answer his questions themselves, but he makes them the center of attention. - Not that anyone could stifle Rita Moreno - what an uplifting person!

Jan. 13 2014 02:18 PM
john from office

She is soooo hot!! I love a good looking older woman WOWOOWOWOWWOW

Jan. 13 2014 01:29 PM
Mia from Manhattan

Was Ms. Moreno horrified that her handsome co-star George Chakiris had brownface added to make him look more "ethnic"?

I can't recommend her memoir enough, it's a great read and Ms. Moreno pulls no punches.

Will she be doing any TV or movies in the near future?

Jan. 13 2014 01:14 PM

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