She acted in Bill Manhoff's play, "The Owl and the Pussycat," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Darryl Hickman in the cast. Philip Rose as director.
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Rita Moreno Gordon | Rosita Moreno
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There was nobody that I could look up and say "That's somebody like me". Which is probably why I'm now known in my community as 'La Pionera', or the Pioneer. I really don't think of myself as a role model. But it turns out that I am to a lot of the Hispanic community. Not just in show business, but in life. But that's what happens when you're first, right?
Of the nine people who won all four major entertainment awards (Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy), Moreno won all four awards in the shortest amount of time, within a 16-year time frame--the Oscar in 1962, the Grammy in 1972, the Tony in 1975 and her first of two Emmys in 1977. Composer Richard Rodgers
is second, winning his four awards within a 17-year time frame.