Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Highest Rated: 100% Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Lowest Rated: 20% Blue Moon (2000)

Birthday: Dec 11, 1931

Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Rita Moreno weathered the ups-and-downs of an acting career that spanned seven decades to become an icon of the Hispanic community. A native of Humacao, Puerto Rico, she began working on Broadway in her early teens. She first became involved in movies by dubbing English-language films into Spanish. Her screen career began in her late teens with a role as a reform school student in "So Young So Bad" (1950). She had her first brush with stardom when she scored a supporting role as a starlet in the musical "Singin' in the Rain" (1952). She continued working steadily in standard studio fare and television productions throughout the 1950s. Her most high profile role was playing Tuptim in the Oscar-winning adaption of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I" (1956). Her celebrity status was cemented with her appearance in another landmark musical. The actress played Anita in the big screen version of the hit Broadway show "West Side Story" (1952). The film went on to earn 10 Academy Awards, with Moreno winning for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first Latina actress to win an Oscar. Unhappy with the stereotypical roles being offered after "West Side Story," she retreated to working primarily on stage, with occasional TV appearances, for most of the '60s. She returned with a role opposite then-boyfriend Marlon Brando in "The Night of the Following Day" (1969). She then appeared in high-profile roles in Arthur Hiller's "Popi" (1969), with James Garner in "Marlowe" (1969), and in Mike Nichols' "Carnal Knowledge" (1971). Her career took an unexpected turn when decided to join the original cast of the children's educational program "The Electric Company" (PBS, 1971-77). During the show's run she continued working on stage and screen, including starring in both the Broadway and film versions of the Tony-award winning musical "The Ritz" (1976). After, a recurring role on Garner's "The Rockford Files" (NBC, 1974-80), she joined Alan Alda and Carol Burnett in the big screen drama "The Four Seasons" (1981). She starred in the sitcom "Nine to Five" (ABC, 1982-83), playing the role originated by Lily Tomlin in the film. She remained a regular on television throughout her career. Moreno appeared with Burt Reynolds in "B.L. Stryker" (ABC, 1989-90) and opposite Bill Cosby in "The Cosby Mysteries" (NBC, 1994-95). She earned critical raves for her dramatic turn on the prison drama "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003). The actress also made additional forays into children's' television, voicing the title character on "Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?" (Fox Kids, 1994-99) and the grandmother on "Nina's World" (Universal Kids, 2015-).Sixty years after her film debut, Moreno was a series regular on Fran Drescher's sitcom "Happily Divorced" (TV Land, 2011-13). She wowed critics and audiences alike again with her role on Norman Lear's reboot of his '70s sitcom "One Day at a Time" (Netflix, 2017-). Moreno holds the distinction of being the third person to complete the EGOT, winning Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet West Side Story Valentina (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2021
No Score Yet 88% Remember Me Nanna (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 10% A Gift of Miracles Beverly (Character) - 2015
50% 56% Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks Ida Barksdale (Character) $12.5K 2014
48% 58% Rio 2 Mimi (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 52% Nicky Deuce Tutti (Character) - 2013
71% 26% King of the Corner Inez (Character) - 2004
58% 50% Casa de los Babys Señora Muñoz (Character) $475.9K 2003
No Score Yet 39% Open House Lydia Fitch (Character) - 2003
43% 70% Piñero Miguel's Mother (Character) $302.3K 2001
20% 40% Blue Moon Maggie Cavallo (Character) $76.1K 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads Rita Kapkovic Landale (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Resurrection Mimi (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spree Irma Kelly (Character) - 1998
81% 68% Slums of Beverly Hills Belle Abromowitz (Character) $5.5M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wharf Rat Mom (Character) - 1995
67% 68% Angus Madame Rulenska (Character) $4.8M 1995
80% 91% I Like It Like That Rosaria Linares (Character) $1.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Italian Movie Isabella (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Age Isn't Everything Rita (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Plates Kimberly Baskin (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: High Rise Kimberly Baskin (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Grand Theft Hotel Kimberly Baskin (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker Kimberly (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: The Dancer's Touch Kimberly (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet B.L. Stryker: Carolann Kimberly (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a Showgirl Rosella DeLeon (Character) - 1982
77% 75% The Four Seasons Claudia Zimmer (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 11% Happy Birthday, Gemini Lucille Pompi (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 40% Anatomy of a Seduction Nina (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boss' Son Esther Rose (Character) - 1978
56% 81% The Ritz Googie Gomez (Character) - 1976
87% 72% Carnal Knowledge Louise (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 68% Popi Lupe (Character) - 1969
83% 47% Night of the Following Day Moreno (Character) - 1969
71% 50% Marlowe Dolores Gonzáles (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 0% Cry of Battle Sisa (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 56% Summer and Smoke Rosa Zacharias (Character) - 1961
92% 84% West Side Story Anita (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Rebel Breed Lola Montalvo (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deerslayer Hetty Hutter (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vagabond King Huguette (Character) - 1956
96% 83% The King and I Tuptim (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 12% The Lieutenant Wore Skirts Sandra Roberts (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 17% Untamed Julia (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Seven Cities of Gold Ula (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Apache Uprising Sonseeahray (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet El Alamein Jara (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yellow Tomahawk Honey Bear (Character) - 1954
83% 52% Garden of Evil Cantina Singer (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 27% Latin Lovers Christina (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fort Vengeance Bridget Fitzgibbon (Character) - 1953
100% 95% Singin' in the Rain Zelda Zanders (Character) $23.9K 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cattle Town Queli (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ring Lucy Gomez (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 33% So Young, So Bad Dolores Guererro (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 54% The Toast of New Orleans Tina (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 25% Pagan Love Song Terru (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2020 2018 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2019-2020
99% 91% One Day at a Time Lydia (Character) 2017-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2020 2017 2015
82% 84% Bless This Mess Theresa (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 51% Busy Tonight Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018-2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nina's World Abuelita (Voice) 2015-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor Queen Camila (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2018 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017
88% 89% Grace and Frankie Lucy Chambers (Guest Star) 2016
83% 78% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
100% 85% Jane The Virgin Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lidia Celebrates America Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside E Street Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Insider Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Divorced Dori (Character) 2011-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Rita Ramirez (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Latin Lifestyles Guest 2010
55% No Score Yet Cane Amalia Duque (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2007
97% 86% Ugly Betty Aunt Mirta (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 70% George Lopez Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Trial by Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
89% 96% Oz Sister Peter Marie Reimondo (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1997-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? Carmen Sandiego (Voice) 1998-1999 1994-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Time Out Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
38% No Score Yet Women of the House Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Jackie Lodge (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Mysteries Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Planet and the Planeteers Ella Salvator (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top of the Heap Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Renee Corliss (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine to Five Violet Newstead (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evita Peron Unknown (Character) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Rita Capkovic (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1973-1974 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Electric Company Carmela (Character) 1971-1972
42% 50% Welcome to the Family Lita (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Show Guest 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seaway Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Tina (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Wells Fargo Lola Montez (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1956-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 20th Century-Fox Hour Unknown (Character) 1956

QUOTES FROM Rita Moreno CHARACTERS

Mimi says: I saw it in the droppings.

Lucille Pompi says: Don't be shocked, I know what it is: queer. Yea, Nick and me had a long talk, there ain't been no girls around that house except to sell cookies.