Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Marian Monta
Dr. Brian Warren
Rita Moreno has worked as an actress for more than 70 years. Her first acting job was in the play Skydrift, on Broadway, at age 13, in 1944. She is in an unusual position having garnered all the major acting awards and the presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award bestowed upon a non-military person in the United States. She is the only Latino EGOT as she has an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, the top awards in the field of entertainment. I thought it would be interesting to ask her what her biggest challenge was in the entertainment industry. Was it being a woman, a Latino, or an immigrant?
University of Texas-Pan American