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WATCH: Celebrating the great EGOT winner Rita Moreno on her 88th birthday!

Rita Moreno is one of the great showbiz legends who keeps on going strong.

She turns 88 today and believe me, she is one sexy octogenarian! I took the photo of her (left) at Outfest last year.

She 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 a few years back that she is a legitimate EGOT because none of her awards are honorary. Not even Barbra Streisand or Liza Minnelli can say that!

This year she added a Peabody Award to her historic haul so she’s now a PEGOT!

Of course she’s best known for West Side Story and The Ritz (on Broadway and film) but as a kid I only knew her as that lady from The Electric Company. Now kids know her as the hilarious grandmother from One Day at a Time.

She goes on and on … thank God!

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