RITA MORENO …. #BoricuaPride …. 🇵🇷🏆 First Latina to Achieve ‘PEGOT’ Status with Peabody Award 🏆🇵🇷 …. “!!

~~May 24, 2019~~


My first memory of this Puerto Rican national treasure was when she appeared in movie ‘West Side Story’.

Little did I know about the importance of the plot and of her performance. Least of all did I know how she has always represented Puerto Rico implacably!



Abbreviation for Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony awards.

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican actress, dancer and singer.
Her career has spanned over 70 years.
Among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films The King and I and West Side Story, as well as a 1971–77 stint on the children’s television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role on the 1997–2003 TV drama Oz.

Rita Moreno just made history
The 87-year-old performer was honored with the Peabody Career Achievement Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, at the 78th Annual Peabody Awards in New York City on Saturday, May 18.

The award makes Moreno the first Latina to achieve PEGOT status, having previously won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

 Barbra Streisand and film director Mike Nichols are the other two PEGOT winners.

“I am keenly aware of the high value Peabody places on storytelling and I am humbled that you consider the story of my life and career worthy,” Moreno said in her acceptance speech at the Ronan Farrow-hosted event, receiving a standing ovation. 
The legendary actress recalled how she fought to break down barriers in the industry after moving to New York City from Puerto Rico at the age of five with her mother, a “sweatshop seamstress.”

“She knew the prick of every pin,” Moreno said of her mother.

“My fame is her fame therefore this beautiful precious honor is also in her honor.” 



~~ Published on Oct 18, 2017~~

Rita Moreno is the FIRST Latina to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

“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 the first, right?”



~~Uploaded on May 22, 2019~~

During her acceptance speech, she honored her mother, who made Moreno’s costumes when she was a child and worked tirelessly as a seamstress in New York. “My fame is her fame,” Moreno says. “Therefore, this beautiful, precious honor is also in her honor.” 


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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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