Legendary singer, dancer, and actress Rita Moreno is one of a just handful of performers-and the only Latina-to win the entertainment industry's four most prestigious awards. Her breakout performance came as Anita in West Side Story, earning her an Oscar for best supporting actress and paving the way for Hispanic actors to play more meaningful roles. She won the Grammy for her contribution to The Electric Company Album, the Tony for best featured actress in The Ritz, and two Emmys for guest appearances on The Muppet Show and The Rockford Files. She has continued to work steadily in feature films and on television, most recently in recurring roles in the prison drama Oz and the sit-com Happily Divorced.
Moreno recounted some of the ups and downs of her spectacular career in a one-woman show, Life Without Makeup, and in her no-holds-barred autobiography, Rita Moreno: A Memoir.