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Rita Moreno Wiki Biography
Rosita Dolores Alverío was born on t11th December 1931, in Humacoa, Puerto Rico, USA. As Rita Moreno, she is an actress, singer and dancer, who is best known for starring in musical films such as “The King And I” (1956), “West Side Story” (1961), in the TV series “The Electric Company” (1971-1977), and in the TV drama “Oz” (1997-2003). Her acting career has been active since 1942.
Have you ever wondered how rich Rita Moreno is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Rita’s net worth is as high as $25 million, with the main source of this amount of money being her successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional actress.
Rita Moreno Net Worth $25 Million
Rita Moreno is the daughter of Rosa María, who was a dressmaker, and Francisco José “Paco” Alverío, a farmer. She moved with her mother to New York City when she was just five years old. Her mother remarried to Edward Moreno, so Rita adopted his last name. She began attending dance classes, as she showed interests in music, and soon her professional career began.
When just 11 years old, Rita began doing voice-overs of the American Films into Spanish. Little by little her career began to develop, and two years later she made her Broadway debut in “Skydrift”, as Angelina, which helped her get the attention of Hollywood talent agents. She continued with stage acting, and with the beginning of a new decade, Rita made her screen debut in the film “So Young So Bad” (1950). The same year she also appeared briefly in the films “The Toast of New Orleans”, and “Pagan Love Song”.
Since the start of her career, Rita has now appeared in more than 150 film and TV titles, which represent the main source of her net worth. She has been recognized for her typist roles as Latina, however, she managed to break free from the stereotype, and landed differing roles. In the 1950s she played her first notable role, as Tuptim in Walter Lang`s film “The King And I” (1956). Throughout the 1950s she also appeared in films and TV series such as “The Ring” (1952), “The Vagabond King” (1956), “The Deerslayer” (1957), and many others, all of which increased her net worth, but also boosted her popularity.
She continued successfully through the 1960s, starting with the role of Anita in the film “West Side Story” (1961), and continuing with roles in such films as “The Night Of the Following Day” (1968), and “Popi” (1969), among others, all of which added to her net worth.
The 1970s also helped her career, as she became a member of the cast of children`s TV series “The Electric Company” (1971-1977), and as her focus was centered on that show, she made very few other appearances, some of them include films “Carnal Knowledge” (1971), “The Ritz” (1976), and “The Boss` Son” (1978), increasing further her net worth.
Her next notable role came in 1981 in the film “Four Seasons”, as Claudia Zimmer, and the following year she was selected for the role of Violet Newstead in the TV series “From Nine To Five” (1982-1983). After that she starred in the film “Portrait Of A Showgirl” (1982), with Lesley Ann Warren, and Dianne Kay, and in 1989 she was selected for the role of Kimberly Baskin in the TV series “B.L. Stryker” (1989-1990).
To mention some of Rita`s appearances in the 1990s, her net worth benefited mostly from series and films such as “The Cosby Mysteries” (1994-1995), “Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?” (1994-1999), “Oz” (1997-2003), and “Slums Of Beverly Hills” (1998), among others.
Age didn`t stop her, as she continued to act in the 2000s, appearing in numerous successful films and TV series, including “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2006-2007), “Cane” (2007), “Happily Divorced” (2011-2013), “Rio 2” (2014), “Jane the Virgin” (2015-2016), and “Remember Me” (2016), which also added to her net worth.
Thanks to her skills, Rita has received numerous prestigious awards, including an Oscar in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work on the film “West Side Story”, and for the same film she received a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress. Furthermore, in 1995 she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her achievements in film, among many other awards.
Speaking about her personal life, Rita Moreno was married to cardiologist Leonard Gordon, who was also her manager, from 1965 to 2010, when he passed away. They had a daughter – Fernanda Luisa Gordon, who is a very successful designer of jewelry. Previously, she dated several actors, including Dennis Hopper, Marlon Brando, and Anthony Quinn. She had also a brief affair with Elvis Presley. Rita currently resides in Berkeley, California.
|Full Name||Rita Moreno|
|Net Worth||$25 Million|
|Date Of Birth||December 11, 1931|
|Place Of Birth||Humacao, Puerto Rico, U.S.|
|Profession||Assistant Director, Actress|
|Children||Fernanda Luisa Gordon|
|Parents||Paco Alverío, Rosa María|
|Siblings||Francisco Alverio, Dennis Moreno|
|Awards||Oscar in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Awards for Beat Supporting Actor, Grammy Award for Best Album for Children (1972), Emmy Awards and CableACE Awards (1991), Joseph Jefferson Award: Best Chicago Theatre Actress (1968),…|
|Nominations||Hollywood Walk of Fame (1995), Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and Lead Actress, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program, ALMA A…|
|Movies||“So Young So Bad” (1950), “The Toast of New Orleans”, “Pagan Love Song”“West Side Story”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2006-2007), “Cane” (2007), “Happily Divorced” (2011-2013), “Rio 2” (2014), “Jane the Virgin” (2015-2016), “Remember Me” (2016)|
|TV Shows||“The Ring” (1952), “The Vagabond King” (1956), “The Deerslayer” (1957), “The Cosby Mysteries” (1994-1995), “Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego?” (1994-1999), “Oz” (1997-2003), “Slums Of Beverly Hills” (1998), “B.L. Stryker” (1989-1990)|
|1||Once we went to the apartment of some brothers. Obviously, their parents were not at home. One of them was a big flirt, and he had a little bit of peach fuzz over his upper lip, and he was making eyes at me. He said, “Whatever you do, don’t put on perfume, because that really makes me crazy.” Immediately, I went into his mother’s bedroom and dabbed some behind my ears.|
|2||A lot of young Latino actors have said to me, “Why can’t we get an Oscar? Why can’t we be nominated?” And the terrible truth is that if you don’t get the right parts, you’re not going to be. Are you going to get an Oscar nomination for one of those Judd Apatow movies? Not likely, no matter what nationality you are. And I think that until we as Latino actors get to do roles that have really serious meaning, it’s going to be impossible to get nominated.|
|3||[Her Oscar acceptance speech] I can’t believe it! Good Lord! I’ll leave you with that.|
|4||It is very important that women of this country be made aware of the dangers of osteoporosis in the sense that it is a silent and invisible disease with no symptoms whatsoever.|
|5||Bigger than life is not difficult for me. I am bigger than life.|
|1||Delivered her daughter Fernanda Gordon via emergency Caesarean section.|
|2||Awarded a Kennedy Center Honor in 2015.|
|3||Is one of 13 actresses who won their Best Supporting Actress Oscars in a movie that also won the Best Picture Oscar (she won for West Side Story (1961)). The others are Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Teresa Wright for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Celeste Holm for Gentleman’s Agreement (1947), Mercedes McCambridge for All the King’s Men (1949), Donna Reed for From Here to Eternity (1953), Eva Marie Saint for On the Waterfront (1954), Meryl Streep for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Juliette Binoche for The English Patient (1996), Judi Dench for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Jennifer Connelly for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago (2002) and Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave (2013).|
|4||Gave birth to her only child at age 34, a daughter Fernanda Luisa Gordon (aka Fernanda Gordon), on September 26, 1966. Child’s father was her husband, Lenny Gordon.|
|5||Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being West Side Story (1961). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love (The Broadway Melody (1929)), Grace Moore (One Night of Love (1934)), Jean Hagen (Singin’ in the Rain (1952)), Marjorie Rambeau (Torch Song (1953)), Dorothy Dandridge (Carmen Jones (1954)), Deborah Kerr (The King and I (1956)), Gladys Cooper (My Fair Lady (1964)), Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965) and Victor Victoria (1982)), Debbie Reynolds (The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)), Peggy Wood (The Sound of Music (1965)), Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)), Kay Medford (Funny Girl (1968)), Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl (1968)), Liza Minnelli (Cabaret (1972)), Ronee Blakley (Nashville (1975)), Lily Tomlin (Nashville (1975)), Ann-Margret (Tommy (1975)), Lesley Ann Warren (Victor Victoria (1982)), Amy Irving (Yentl (1983)), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge! (2001)), Queen Latifah (Chicago (2002)), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago (2002)), Renée Zellweger (Chicago (2002)), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls (2006)), Penelope Cruz (Nine (2009)), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables (2012)), and Meryl Streep (Into the Woods (2014)).|
|6||As of April 2002 was living in Berkeley, CA.|
|7||Was the 54th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for West Side Story (1961) at The 34th Annual Academy Awards (1962) on April 9, 1962.|
|8||Has two grandsons: Justin Gordon Fisher (born 2002) and Cameron David Fisher (born 2004).|
|9||She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 20, 2005.|
|10||In her memoir she describes how stunned she was when a handsome stranger, with his wife on his arm, very brazenly flirted with her. It was the 1950s and the man was then-Sen. John F. Kennedy. Moreno also described her disappointment about one-time lover Elvis Presley being much more like “a baby brother” than a stud.|
|11||Was dancing professionally in a Greenwich Village nightclub at age 9, as arranged by her dance teacher, Rita Hayworth‘s uncle.|
|12||Was the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar when she won for West Side Story (1961). However, she was not the first Hispanic entertainer to win an Oscar. That was fellow Puerto Rican José Ferrer for Cyrano de Bergerac (1950).|
|13||Is one of 15 actresses to have won the Triple Crown of Acting (an Oscar, Emmy and Tony); the others–in chronological order–are Helen Hayes, Ingrid Bergman, Shirley Booth, Liza Minnelli, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Audrey Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, Ellen Burstyn, Helen Mirren, Frances McDormand and Jessica Lange.|
|14||She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts on February 25, 2010 at the White House in Washington D.C. for her services and contributions to the arts.|
|15||Mother of Fernanda Gordon.|
|16||Husband Dr. Lenny Gordon was an internist and cardiologist.|
|17||Of the nine people who won all four major entertainment awards (Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy), Moreno won all four awards in the shortest amount of time, within a 16-year time frame–the Oscar in 1962, the Grammy in 1972, the Tony in 1975 and her first of two Emmys in 1977. Composer Richard Rodgers is second, winning his four awards within a 17-year time frame.|
|18||When filming her final scene in West Side Story (1961) in which her character “Anita” is harassed and nearly raped by New York street gang members “the Jets”, she was reduced to tears, as it brought flashbacks of similar real-life childhood experiences. When she broke down, the other actors nobly stopped and comforted her, helping her to get through the scene, pointing out that the audience was going to hate the gang members for what they were doing, as “Anita” was well meaning in what she was doing and the sequence set up a critical plot element.|
|19||Daughter, Fernanda Luisa Gordon (Fernanda Gordon), was born in 1967. A successful jewelry designer, she founded Nandiz Design. She is married to David Fisher and they have two children named Justin and Cameron.|
|20||In 1977, she became the ninth performer to win the Triple Crown of Acting: (Oscar: Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story (1961), Tony, Best Featured Actress, The Ritz (1975) and Emmy 1977 (The Muppet Show (1976)) and 1978 (The Rockford Files (1974)).|
|21||During the first season (episode 19) of The Electric Company (1971), she was in a sketch in which she shouted “Hey, you guys!” repeatedly. It became so popular with the show’s producers that they decided to use it as the catchphrase in their opening, starting with season two.|
|22||In June 2004 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George W. Bush.|
|23||When her star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, she fell on top of it, openly and uncontrollably weeping. She later commented, “I had been dreaming of this day since I was six!”.|
|24||Has appeared in the pilot for the sitcom Empty Nest (1988), which was an episode of The Golden Girls (1985). The premise was changed in the final version of Empty Nest (1988), in which she did not appear.|
|25||Is one of the only 12 people who are an EGOT, which means that she won at least one of all of the four major entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. The other ones in chronological order are Richard Rodgers, Barbra Streisand, Helen Hayes, Liza Minnelli, John Gielgud, Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, Jonathan Tunick, Mel Brooks, Mike Nichols, Whoopi Goldberg and James Earl Jones. Liza Minnelli won a Special Grammy, and James Earl Jones won an Honorary Academy Award.|
|26||Cites Citizen Kane (1941) as her all-time favorite film.|