A Conversation with Rita Moreno
and UC Berkeley Vice Chancellor
for the Division of Equity & Inclusion Dania Matos, JD
Trailblazing Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno is a true icon of American screen and stage, earning accolades in film, television, and theater in a decorated career that has spanned seven decades. She belongs to an elite group of “EGOT” winners who have received all four of entertainment’s most prestigious awards: the Emmy, the Tony, the Grammy, and the Oscar, the latter in 1962 for her career-igniting role as Anita in West Side Story. Moreno shares stories from her fascinating life in Hollywood, her struggles with racism and sexism in the entertainment industry, and memorable moments from her personal life. Vibrant and busier than ever as she enters her ninth decade, Moreno “continues to epitomize that ineffable and rare quality we call star power” (The New York Times).
Run time for this performance is approximately 1 hour with no intermission.