Showtune Sunday: All About Rita Moreno!
Rita Moreno is one of the few performers to have WON all four major annual American entertainment awards – an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony – and pointed out to me last year that she is a legitimate EGOT because none of her awards are honorary. Not even Barbra Streisand or Liza Minnelli can say that!
Of course she’s best known for West Side Story, The King and I, The Ritz and Singin’ In the Rain on film) but as a kid I only knew her as that lady from The Electric Company. She’s still going strong as the grandma on the reboot of One Day at a Time.