Rita Moreno Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


21st July 2016

Quote: "The thought of marriage - no! I'd rather eat glass! I'll settle for someone who is a wonderful companion!" Veteran actress Rita Moreno tells Closer magazine she is looking for love, but has no plans to wed again, following the death of her husband, Leonard Gordon, in 2010.


21st August 2015

Fact: Veteran actress Rita Moreno has been tapped as a host and performer at the upcoming 2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards which take place on 17 September (15) in Washington, D.C.


8th January 2015

Quote: "I was trying to make Marlon jealous because I knew that Elvis was interested in me and so I went out with him a few times and I can only say this - he was no hound dog! He was very sweet and shy." Movie veteran Rita Moreno briefly romanced Elvis Presley to make boyfriend Marlon Brando jealous.


7th January 2015

Quote: "It's The Beaver... Oh my God, did I say that? The man is hung!" Hollywood veteran Rita Moreno loses her cool over images of Justin Bieber posing in his underwear for the new Calvin Klein campaign.


25th April 2014

Fact: West Side Story actress Rita Moreno is set to be honoured with a lifetime achievement prize from U.S. magazine People En Espanol. Ricky Martin will present her with the accolade at a special ceremony next month (May14). It's the second big prize Moreno has picked up in 2014 - she was awarded the 50th Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild prizegiving in January (14).


19th March 2009

Fact: Jennifer Lopez has recreated Rita Moreno's sassy role as ANITA from classic movie musical West Side Story for a new Vanity Fair photospread. She tells the magazine she watched the film 37 times while she was growing up.


27th October 2006

Fact: West Side Story star Rita Moreno has signed on to play VINCENT D'ONOFRIO's mother in upcoming episodes of TV drama LAW + ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT.


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