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The unforgettable Legend Rita Moreno, who has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: the Oscar, the Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy took to the stage. With a career spans more than six decades, the audience was immediately captivated by the magnetic presence of her star power. Rita mesmerized the audience with what can only be called a tour de force performance. Reading from her recent one woman show, Life Without Makeup, Moreno told tales both heart-breaking, funny and full of wisdom. From her turbulent childhood, plucked from her beautiful island of Puerto Rico and brought to the cold, grey world of New York, to her early days as a Hollywood contract player to winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her legendary portrayal of Anita in the 1962 motion picture West Side Story. One felt honored to be in the room, watching Rita’s flawless performance, taking the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride through the ups and downs of her personal and professional life. At 81, Moreno’s acting and performance chops are sharper than ever. One could’ve heard a pin drop in the room as she skillfully brought the audience an unforgettable and genuine sharing of her life and experiences.

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Photo: Manny Hernandez
Rita Moreno electrified the audience at The Wisdom of Latina Legends.

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