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December 11, 1931
Humacao, Puerto Rico

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present

Rita Moreno

Actress, Dancer, Singer, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, First Latina to have an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award)

A lot of young Latino actors have said to me, ‘Why can’t we get an Oscar? Why can’t we be nominated?’ And the terrible truth is that if you don’t get the right parts, you’re not going to be. Are you going to get an Oscar nomination for one of those Judd Apatow movies? Not likely, no matter what nationality you are.

—Rita Moreno

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