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Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
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Screen Actors Guild to honor Rita Moreno

Screen Actors Guild to honor Rita Moreno

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Entertainer Rita Moreno is to be presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in Los Angeles this winter, the union announced.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.
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Fairchild to guest star on Drescher sitcom

Fairchild to guest star on Drescher sitcom

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Actress Morgan Fairchild will be among the guest stars in Season 2 of Fran Drescher's U.S. sitcom, "Happily Divorced," TV Land said Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.
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Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

Stars line up for AFI's Freeman tribute

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier and Rita Moreno are to pay tribute to U.S. actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony.
Production begins on 'Happily Divorced'

Production begins on 'Happily Divorced'

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) -- Production began Monday in Los Angeles on the sitcom "Happily Divorced," starring and co-written by Fran Drescher, TV Land said.
Stars line up for TV Land pilots

Stars line up for TV Land pilots

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Fran Drescher, Rita Moreno, Kristen Johnston, Christine Taylor and Sherri Shepherd are to star in TV Land pilots, the U.S. network said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007.
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New CBS print ad tastes like a Mojito

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. television network CBS says it has created a first-of-its-kind print ad that tastes like a non-alcoholic, rum Mojito to promote its new show, "Cane."

Calif. Hall of Fame inductees announced

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Computer whiz Steve Jobs will lead a baker's dozen of celebrities into the California Hall of Fame this year.

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UPI almanac for Monday, Dec. 11, 2006.
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Oscar winner Moreno has 'Criminal Intent'

NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Rita Moreno, who won a best supporting actress Oscar for "West Side Story," has signed onto the cast of NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
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NYP2003040266 - NEW YORK, Apr. 2 (UPI) -- Rita Moreno warms the hands of fan Hal Keith, who waited for over 4 hours in the cold for Rita Moreno to sign copies of "West Side Story" DVD at Barnes & Noble in New York on April 2, 2003. lc/Laura Cavanaugh UPI
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Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress. She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, and was the second Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award.

Moreno was born Rosa Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico, to Rosa María, a seamstress, and Paco Alverío, a farmer. She moved with her mother to New York City at the age of five, and took the surname of her stepfather, Edward Moreno. She began her first dancing lessons soon after arriving in the United States from a friend of her mother, a Spanish dancer called Paco Cansino, who was the uncle of Rita Hayworth. When she was 11 years old, she lent her voice to Spanish language versions of American films.

She had her first Broadway role — as "Angelina" in Skydrift — by the time she was 13, which caught the attention of Hollywood talent scouts. She appeared in small roles in The Toast of New Orleans and Singin' in the Rain, in which she played Zelda Zanners. In 1956, she had a supporting role in the film version of The King and I as Tuptim, but disliked most of her other work during this period.

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