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Moreno, Rita

Works: 371 works in 1,012 publications in 6 languages and 34,451 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Biography  Romance films  Musicals  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Host, Singer, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rita Moreno
West Side Story by Robert Wise( Visual )

136 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 6,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in the Puerto Rican section of New York City
Singin' in the Rain by Nacio Herb Brown( Visual )

46 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and held by 3,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors are caught in the bumpy transition to talking pictures; a Spoof of the early days of "talkie" films
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I by Darryl Francis Zanuck( Visual )

78 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[B]ased on the true story of Anna Leonowens, an English widow who comes to Bangkok in the 1860s to serve as governess to the many children of the King of Siam ... [T]he King is a magnetic and unforgettable figure. When Anna and the King get to know each other, it is mutual respect -- and the surprising lessons they learn from each other -- that leads to one of the most unusual and spellbinding friendships in musical history."--Container
Rio 2 by Anne Hathaway( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewel, Blu and their three kids are leaving their domesticated life in that magical city for a journey to the Amazon. They encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law
My beloved world by Sonia Sotomayor( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself
Oz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison, or OZ. As run by Tim McManus and overseen by Warden Leo Glenn, Em City is about prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. No matter how hardened a criminal or killer, whether you're in for a few years or in for life, you have a role to play. Once inside, choose your friends carefully"--Box set
Casa de los babys by John Sayles( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six women -- dreamy Eileen, abrasive Nan, athletic Skipper, brusque Leslie, vivacious Jennifer and patient Gayle -- are staying at a hotel in South America. Focus on the turbulent emotions these American women face surrounding the adoption of foreign babies. The six women are fed up with the long delays of the adoption system in the United States and have the common desire to adopt a child. Includes a Latina mother who is certain that her baby will enjoy a better life with adoptive American parents, but still struggling with the anguish of her sacrifice
Piñero( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical look at a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a precursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in Sing-Sing Prison for petty thefts and drug dealing, Piñero adapted his prison experiences into the 1974 Tony-nominated play Short eyes
Hollywood singing and dancing : a musical history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Shirley Jones presents a series of highlight moments from various Hollywood musicals. Beginning in the earliest days of the genre, the viewer is taken through a history of the musical film to contemporary releases such as "Chicago" and "Dreamgirls". Clips of the films are accompanied by current and archival interviews with crew and cast members, who provide anecdotes and other production details
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frida Kahlo was more than a great painter: her life and art reflected the maelstrom of the revolution and culture that defined the first half of the twentieth century. This film combines Kahlo's artwork with photos, archival films and interviews
Pioneers of television( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each episode melds interviews with archival clips to offer a fresh take on televisions founding celebrities. Season two profiles science fiction, crime dramas, kids' shows, and westerns. The Science fiction episode features clips from The twilight zone, Lost in space, Star trek, The lieutenant and Time tunnel. The Western episode features clips from Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The rifleman, The big valley, Daniel Boone, The wild wild west, Maverick, Support your local sheriff, Lady of burlesque, and High chaparral. The Crime dramas episode features clips from Columbo, Dragnet, Freedom highway, Hawaii five-o, I spy, Mannix, Mission impossible, Police woman, Rockford files, Sunset range, Unsolved and Untouchables. The Local kids' TV episode features clips from Wallace and Ladmo show, Bozo's circus, Garfield Goose and friends, Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, Muppet commercials, Sam and friends, Time for Beany, Chuck McCann show, Children's corner, Mr. Rogers' neighborhood, Whizzo the clown, Axel and his dog, Terry tell time, Porky Pig, Romper room and Sesame Street
West Side story original Broadway cast recording by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

42 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets
Rita Moreno : a memoir by Rita Moreno( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar, Grammy, Tony and Emmy award winning actress and singer Rita Moreno tells the story of her career and her personal life
Oz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daily activities of the prisoners and employees of Emerald City, an experimental unit of Oswald Maximum Security Prison
Actresses turned producer/directors by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Lee Grant and Rita Moreno speaking about their dual careers. Includes interview material with Barbra Streisand
Rita Moreno : a memoir by Rita Moreno( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this luminous memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from impoverished Puerto Rican girl to Hollywood legend--and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys. Born Rosita Dolores Alverio in the idyll of Puerto Rico, Moreno, at age five, embarked on a harrowing sea voyage with her mother and wound up in the harsh barrios of the Bronx, where she discovered dancing, singing, and acting as ways to escape a tumultuous childhood. Making her Broadway debut by age thirteen--and moving on to Hollywood in its Golden Age just a few years later--she worked alongside such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, and Lana Turner. Rita, who was made over as the "Latina Liz Taylor" by MGM head Louis B. Mayer, became an instant sensation. From dancing with Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain to her Oscar-winning performance in West Side Story, she catapulted to fame--yet found herself repeatedly typecast as a Latina spitfire, a role she found almost impossible to elude. Here, for the first time, Rita reflects on her struggles to break through Hollywood's racial and sexual barriers. She explores the wounded little girl behind the glamorous façade--and what it took to find her place in the world. She talks candidly about her relationships with Elvis Presley and Howard Hughes, and the passionate romance with Marlon Brando that drove her to attempt suicide in his bed. And she reveals the secrets behind her "perfect" marriage and the incomparable joys of motherhood. Infused with Rita Moreno's astounding wit and deep insight, this memoir is the dazzling portrait of a stage and screen star who longed to become who she really is--and triumphed"--
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
West Side Story
Alternative Names
Alvario, Rosa Dolores.

Alvario, Rosa Dolores 1931-

Alverío, Rosa Dolores 1931-

Alverio, Rosita Dolores.

Alverío, Rosita Dolores 1931-

Moreno, Rosita 1931-

Rita Moreno actrice américaine

Rita Moreno actriz estadounidense

Rita Moreno aktorka portorykańska

Rita Moreno Amerikaans actrice

Rita Moreno attrice portoricana

Rita Moreno US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Ρίτα Μορένο

Рита Морено

Ріта Морено

ריטה מורנו

ریتا مورنو

ریٹا مورینو

ริตา โมรีโน

리타 모레노



Singin' in the RainThe Life and Times of Frida KahloContemporary Hispanic biography : profiles from the International Hispanic Community