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Rita Moreno: Actress and crusader to receive SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Rita Moreno was born Rosita Dolores Alverio, Puerto Rico. She replaced actress Dolores Concita Figueroa del Rivero in the Broadway hit television production “West Side Story”. She won an academy award for her performance. Recently she portrayed the role of Fran Drescher’s mom on the TV Land hit show “Happily Divorced”.

Another great day for Rita Moreno!
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Rita is an actress as well as an antipoverty crusader. What will the actress be wearing to the ceremony. The Huffington Post reported on Jan. 13 that the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony is this Saturday. They also discuss the crew and production team’s dress since they need to blend in with everyone else.

Moreno has been named the fiftieth recipient for the Life Achievement Award according to news from Parade. Screen Actors Guild will present the award to her on Jan. 18 for her achievements and humanitarian accomplishments. The ceremony will be aired on TNT and TBS in

Over the years Rita Moreno has become huge among fans and the entertainment society and has earned many awards. Some of the awards she worked hard to achieve are:

Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Grammy Award for Best Album for Children, Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress - Comedy Variety or Variety Musical.

When she receives this most prestigious award she will have to give a one minute speech. That isn’t a lot of time for anyone to say their appreciations to all that helped her get this far in her celebrity career. She told Parade the following statement. It is funny and true too. She said; “I have to prepare a one-minute speech, which is hilarious.” Then continues on to say; “I’m Puerto Rican - I can’t even say hello in one minute!”

Congratulations Rita Moreno on all of your accomplishments!

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