#BoricuaPride … There is a sense with Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It that a national treasure is at last getting her due.”
In “Rita Moreno’s Life and Career Detailed in New Doc: ‘She Was the One Who Gave Us Representation,’”Seth Abramovitch (The Hollywood Reporter) writes, “With ‘Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It,’ the 89-year-old EGOT winner gets her due as a trailblazing Latinx icon.”
“An EGOT? What good’s an EGOT? An EGOT doesn’t fill a deeper need to be loved and taken care of,” says Rita Moreno.
The 89-year-old screen icon — one of only 16 people to win a competitive Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, aka an “EGOT” — is reflecting on her doomed affair with Marlon Brando, whom she met in 1954 on the set of the historical romanceDésirée. After years of infidelity and heartache, the couple self-destructed when Moreno got pregnant and Brando insisted she get an abortion. That led to Moreno swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills she’d found in…
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