Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It
TV Guide Magazine|September 27 - October 27, 2021
Tuesday, Oct. 5, 9/8c, PBS (check local listings at pbs.org)
Matt Roush

“HEY, YOU GUYS!” Whether your most vivid memory of Rita Moreno is as the sizzling Anita in 1961’s West Side Story (above, center) or the bellowing live wire of The Electric Company, there’s no doubt that few Hollywood stars burn as brightly at 89. She is that rarest of show-business supernovas, an EGOT—winner of the Grand Slam of awards: two Emmys, a Grammy, Oscar and Tony—and perhaps even more impressive, a survivor of a studio system that for too long only saw the Puerto Rican native as stereotypically exotic.

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