December 11, 1931 (92)
Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, and dancer who has made a profound impact on the entertainment industry. With a career spanning over seven decades, she is one of the most accomplished and versatile performers of her generation. Moreno is best known for her role as Anita in the film “West Side Story” (1961), for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first Latina to win an Oscar. She has also won a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony, making her one of the few performers to achieve EGOT status. Moreno continues to be an influential figure in the entertainment industry and is widely respected for her talent, dedication, and passion for her craft.