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U.S. actress Rita Moreno has had a thriving acting career for the better part of six decades. Moreno, one of the very few (and very first) performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy, was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico on December eleventh, 1931, to Rosa María (Marcano), a seamstress, and Francisco José "Paco" ... See full bio »

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 2015 A Gift of Miracles (TV Movie) (post-production)
Beverly
 2014 Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Ida Barksdale
 2014 Rio 2
Aunt Mimi (voice)
 2014 Old Soul (TV Movie)
Rita
 2013 Nicky Deuce (TV Movie)
Tutti
 2013 Rock in a Hard Place (TV Series)
Mimi Janowitz (2013)
 2011 Special Agent Oso (TV Series)
Abuela
- For Tamales with Love/Pinata Royale (2011) ... Abuela (voice)
 2010 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Rita Ramirez
 2007 Cane (TV Series)
Amalia Duque
- Open and Shut (2007) ... Amalia Duque (credit only)
- HurriCane (2007) ... Amalia Duque (credit only)
- Time Away (2007) ... Amalia Duque (credit only)
- The Exile (2007) ... Amalia Duque (credit only)
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Aunt Mirta
- A Tree Grows in Guadalajara (2007) ... Aunt Mirta
 2007 George Lopez (TV Series)
Luisa Diaz
- George Testi-Lies for Benny (2007) ... Luisa Diaz
 2006 Lolo's Cafe (TV Movie)
Lucretia (voice)
 2006 Play It by Ear
Ruth
 2005 Wanted (TV Series)
Mrs. Kelly
- Click, Click, Boom (2005) ... Mrs. Kelly
 2004 Copshop (TV Movie)
Mary Alice
 2004 King of the Corner
Inez
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
Danielle Isabella
- Off the Edge (2003) ... Danielle Isabella
 2003 Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico (Video)
Doña Dolores / Woman #3 (voice)
 2003 Casa de los babys
Señora Muñoz
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Lydia
- Degeneration (2003) ... Lydia
 2003 Open House (TV Movie)
Lydia Fitch
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
Juana
- The Forgotten War (2002) ... Juana
- Mexican Revolution (2002) ... Juana
 2001 Piñero
Miguel's Mother
 2001 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
- La Visita (2001)
 2000 Blue Moon
Maggie Cavallo
 1999 Carlo's Wake
Angela Torello
 1999 Resurrection (TV Movie)
Mimi
 1998 Buddy Faro (TV Series)
 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills
Belle
 1998 The Spree (TV Movie)
Irma Kelly
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Amanda
- The Comeback (1997) ... Amanda
 1997 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Dr. Nancy Goldman
- Ectomy, Schmectomy (1997) ... Dr. Nancy Goldman
 1995 The Magic School Bus (TV Series)
Dr. Carmina Skeledon
- The Busasaurus (1995) ... Dr. Carmina Skeledon (voice)
 1995 Angus
Madame Rulenska
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
Rita Moreno
- Women in Film (1995) ... Rita Moreno
 1995 The Wharf Rat (TV Movie)
Mom
 1994-1995 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Angie Corea
- Goldilocks (1995) ... Angie Corea
- Last Tango (1995) ... Angie Corea
 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Jackie Lodge
- Who Killed the Gadget Man? (1995) ... Jackie Lodge
 1995 Best Defense (TV Movie)
The Judge
 1994 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Ella Salvator
- Disoriented Express (1994) ... Ella Salvator (voice)
 1994 I Like It Like That
Rosaria Linares
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Miss Wickervich / Mrs. Stone
- The Gym Teacher (1994) ... Miss Wickervich / Mrs. Stone
 1993 Italian Movie
Isabella
 1993 Bonkers (TV Series)
- Goldijitters and the 3 Bobcats (1993) ... (voice)
- Witless for the Prosecution (1993) ... (voice)
 1993 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Senator Rhonda Hall
- While the Thomasons Slept in the Lincoln Bedroom (1993) ... Senator Rhonda Hall
 1991 Age Isn't Everything
Rita
 1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Congresswoman Madelyn Woods
- Miami Squeeze (1989) ... Congresswoman Madelyn Woods
 1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Closed Set (TV Movie)
Julie Forbes
 1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
Renee Corliss
- Empty Nests (1987) ... Renee Corliss
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Granger
- You Only Hurt the One You Love (1987) ... Mrs. Granger
 1982 Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Movie)
Rosella DeLeon
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Waitress
- Working (1982) ... Waitress
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
 1981 The Four Seasons
Claudia Zimmer
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Liz Boyce
- Days of Wine and Leo (1981) ... Liz Boyce
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie)
Renata Riguel
 1980 Happy Birthday, Gemini
Lucille Pompi
 1979 Anatomy of a Seduction (TV Movie)
Nina
 1979 Bonkers! (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1979)
 1978 The Boss' Son
Esther Rose
 1971-1977 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 130B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 129B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 128B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 127B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
- 126B (1977) ... Carmela / The Director / Pandora the Little Girl / ...
 1977 Westside Medical (TV Series)
Leonor Carbajal
- The Witch of Four West (1977) ... Leonor Carbajal
 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Millie Hillman
- Corpse of the Year (1977) ... Millie Hillman
 1976 The Ritz
Googie Gomez
 1975-1976 On the Rocks (TV Series)
 1975 Shhh
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Lydia
- May God Have Mercy (1974) ... Lydia
 1974 Dominic's Dream (TV Movie)
Anita Bente
 1973 Hec Ramsey (TV Series)
Lina Ramirez
- A Hard Road to Vengeance (1973) ... Lina Ramirez
 1969 Popi
Lupe
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Anita
- Who's Che Guevara? (1967) ... Anita
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Caressa
- Dead End on Flugel Street (1965) ... Caressa
 1965 Seaway (TV Series)
Annabelle
- The Only Good Indian (1965) ... Annabelle
 1963 Cry of Battle
Sisa
 1962 Samar
Woman Convict
 1961 Summer and Smoke
Rosa Zacharias
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Inez Sanders
- Vendetta (1961) ... Inez Sanders
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
Myra
- No Shroud for Shayne (1961) ... Myra
 1960 Zorro (TV Series)
Chulita
- El Bandido (1960) ... Chulita
 1960 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
- Coat of Arms (1960)
 1960 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Manuela Ruiz
- Suitable for Framing (1960) ... Manuela Ruiz
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Rita
- Alas, Babylon (1960) ... Rita
 1960 This Rebel Breed
Lola Montalvo
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Elena Maria Obregon de Vega
- The Town Is a Prisoner (1959) ... Elena Maria Obregon de Vega
 1959 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Alicia Osante
- Millionaire Alicia Osante (1959) ... Alicia Osante
 1959 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Linda
- The Last Raid (1959) ... Linda
 1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Tina
- The Samaritan (1959) ... Tina
 1959 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Lola Montez
- Lola Montez (1959) ... Lola Montez
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Chanthini
- Fair Exchange (1958) ... Chanthini
 1956-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Francesca / Denise Cardoza / Maria / ...
- Spider Web (1958) ... Francesca
- The Stranger Within (1957) ... Denise Cardoza
- Strange Sanctuary (1957) ... Maria
- The Chinese Game (1956) ... Irene
 1958 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Senorita Delores
- Clem the Bullfighter (1958) ... Senorita Delores
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1956 The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
Sandra Roberts
 1955 Untamed
Julia
 1954 Garden of Evil
Cantina Singer
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Serene Crane
- Wonderful Day for a Wedding (1954) ... Serene Crane
 1954 The Yellow Tomahawk
Honey Bear
 1954 Jivaro
Maroa
 1954 Where's Raymond? (TV Series)
- Pilot (1954)
 1953 El Alaméin
Jara
 1953 Latin Lovers
Christina
 1953 Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation
Soubrette (uncredited)
 1953 Fort Vengeance
Bridget Fitzgibbon
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Lit-Lit
- The Marriage of Lit-Lit (1952) ... Lit-Lit
 1952 Cattle Town
Queli
 1952 China Smith (TV Series)
Mariaman
- The Bamboo Coffin ... Mariaman
 1952 The Fabulous Senorita
Manuela Rodríguez
 1952 Singin' in the Rain
Zelda Zanders
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Maria
- M'Liss (1952)
- The Saint and the Senorita (1952) ... Maria
 1950 Pagan Love Song
Terru
 1950 So Young So Bad
Dolores Guererro (as Rosita Moreno)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window. Written by Lorraine Hansberry. Directed by Peter Kass. Longacre Theatre (moved to Henry Miller's Theatre from 29 Dec 1964- close): 15 Oct 1964- 10 Jan 1965 (101 performances + 14 previews that began on 26 Sep 1964). Cast: John Alderman (as "David Ragin"), Ben Aliza (as "Alton Scales"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rosita Moreno

Height:

5' 2½" (1.59 m)
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Personal Quote:

A lot of young Latino actors have said to me: 'Why can't we get an Oscar? Why can't we be nominated?' And the terrible truth is that if you don't get the right parts-you're not going to be. Are you going to get an Oscar nomination for one of those Judd Apatow movies? Not likely-no matter what nationality you are. And I think that until we as Latino actors get to do roles that have really serious ... See more »

Trivia:

In 1977, she became the ninth performer to win the Triple Crown of Acting: (Oscar: Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story (1961), Tony, Best Featured Actress, The Ritz (1975) and Emmy 1977 (The Muppet Show (1976)) and 1978 (The Rockford Files (1974)). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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