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Legendary actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno has the honor of being the only performer to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe, a distinction that is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Moreno began singing and dancing as a child and, at the age of 20, was signed by Louis B. Mayer to a contract at MGM, where she appeared in Singin' In the Rain, Pagan Love Song and Latin Lovers, among others. Shortly after, she went on to 20th

Century-Fox to star in Garden Of Evil, opposite Gary Cooper, and The King And I, with Yul Brynner. For her role as Anita in West Side Story for Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, Moreno was awarded both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film credits include, Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge with Jack Nicholson, The Night of the Following Day with Marlon Brando, The Four Seasons with Alan Alda, The Slums of Beverly Hills with Alan Arkin, and The Ritz with Jerry Stiller, in which she reprised the role that won her a Tony on Broadway.

Moreno is currently a regular on the HBO series Oz, for which she was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. She has been a constant presence on television for 40 years, winning Emmy Awards for The Rockford Files and The Muppet Show, a Grammy for The Electric Company and a Golden Globe nomination for 9 to 5. She also starred in the hit series The Cosby Mysteries, and has guest starred on many shows including, The Larry Sanders Show, The Nanny, The Cosby Show, and Miami Vice.

updated 15-Apr-2003