Rita Moreno Receives Legacy Award

Not many artists can say they’ve been in show business for over 70 years, except for Rita Moreno, who’s been in the spotlight for 73 years! The Puerto Rican actress and singer received the Legacy Award from Variety Latino, which is a well-deserved honor.

“I’m doing what I want to do, what makes me happy. I only want to continue what I’ve done always…the only thing that I can ask for now is for a second season of One Day At A Time,” says Moreno of her show that premieres this January.

 

What Makes Rita Moreno Legendary?

She was the first Latina to win an Oscar for “Best Actress” which she won for West Side Story in 1961. Moreno also joins an elite group of EGOT’S, artists that have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.