Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Theatre Arts

First Advisor

Dr. Marian Monta

Second Advisor

Dr. Brian Warren

Third Advisor

David Carren


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?


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American