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Rita Moreno’s Secret Moments

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Although Old Hollywood legends and royal princesses alike may have been revered for their enviable style and penchant for luxury, they also grappled with troubled upbringings and tumultuous relationships throughout their lifetimes. Delving past the curtain of glamorous celebrity, Secret Moments is a series humanizing the icons of yesterday.

Rita Moreno’s talents are a rarity. The Puerto Rican-born actress began her ascent to stardom in 1935, when her mother divorced her father and the two fled to New York. After a few years of honing her craft, the 13-year-old star was offered her first role on Broadway, in Skydrift, which quickly garnered attention from executives at MGM in Hollywood. She was soon offered a contract from a major studio, and Moreno began acting in films that would lead her down a path of unimaginable fame and recognition. From Singin’ in the Rain to West Side Story, the award-winning actress has been inducted into the legacy of classic cinema and paved the way for Latin Americans in the entertainment industry. On her 88th birthday,CR looks back on the incredible life of the EGOT winner.

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