Magazine article Variety

Moreno Continues to Build on Her Prized Legacy

Magazine article Variety

Moreno Continues to Build on Her Prized Legacy

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It's fitting that "Remember Me" is the name of Rita Moreno's new roadtrip comedy. Since her 1950 film debut (as Rosita Moreno) in "So Young, So Bad," the Emmy-, Tony-, Grammy- and Oscarwinning actress has created many unforgettable characters - the loose-lipped Zelda Zanders In "Singing in the Rain," the firebrand Anita in "West Side Story," the zany Google Gomez in "The Ritz" and the compassionate Sister Reimondo in "Oz," to name a few -more than earning her a Legend Award at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival.

She's received so many honors, in fact, she "stopped counting - I think now they're saying, 'Quick, let's get her before she kicks the bucketT the 84-year-old says with a hearty laugh. After the radiant star sang youthfully during her 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award speech, that seems like a lifetime away. "(SAG) said 'You have one minute,'" she recalls. "I said, 'I'm Puerto Rican! I can't even say hello in one minute!'"

Amidst all the industry talk about Improving diversity, Moreno was a key pioneer. …

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