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West Side Story: Rita Moreno nearly quit original film over lyrics calling Puerto Rico an ‘ugly island’

Original lyrics to ‘America’ were changed by Stephen Sondheim

rita moreno - Independent
4:42am PST - December 7th, 2021

West Side Story Director Steven Spielberg On His Decision to Not Use Spanish Subtitles

West Side Story director Steven Spielberg has shared the reasoning behind the decision to not subtitle the Spanish dialogue in the film, saying it was out of respect for the language itself.

rita moreno - IGN
4:55am PST - December 5th, 2021

'It was wonderful': Rita Moreno revenge-dated Elvis Presley to get back at Marlon Brando

Rita Moreno said she went out with rock and roll icon Elvis Presley to get back at then-boyfriend, Marlon Brando, who was cheating on her at the time.

rita moreno - USA Today
3:59pm PST - December 3rd, 2021

'West Side Story' reimagines the original in Steven Spielberg's vibrant showcase for its stars

The new "West Side Story" doesn't entirely answer the most obvious question, which is why essentially remake a 60-year-old classic. Director Steven Spielberg nevertheless justifies the effort as a dazzling showcase for this generation's talent, in a film whos…

rita moreno - CNN
5:41am PST - December 3rd, 2021

Steven Spielberg’s Extraordinary West Side Story Is an Exuberant Modern Fairytale

Steven Spielberg's 'West Side Story' comes off not like a re-creation of an older work, but like a work summoned from the memory of a feeling.

rita moreno - Time
6:00am PST - December 2nd, 2021

First West Side Story reactions laud 'top-tier Spielberg' film's 'breathtaking' Sondheim tribute

Rachel Zegler and Rita Moreno emerge as potential Oscar contenders as the first reactions from the film's premiere tout emotionally charged work from the cast.

rita moreno - Entertainment Weekly
8:45am PST - November 30th, 2021

Steven Spielberg Honors Stephen Sondheim at 'West Side Story' Premiere

Steven Spielberg paid tribute to the "immortal" work of the late Stephen Sondheim at the premiere of his "West Side Story" remake in New York City on Monday.

rita moreno - Newsweek
1:33am PST - November 30th, 2021

‘Feels like an Oscar contender’: West Side Story remake draws glowing first reactions from critics

‘Has that Spielberg magic,’ wrote one critic

rita moreno - Independent
1:02am PST - November 30th, 2021

12 New Movie Theater Releases in December 2021: From 'Spider-Man 3' to 'Matrix 4'

Film buffs better get their Christmas calendars ready as there are plenty of new and exciting movies coming to theaters this December that you will not want to miss.

rita moreno - Newsweek
7:05am PST - November 29th, 2021

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Dec_ 5-11 include comedian Margaret Cho, actor and director Kenneth Branagh and actor Frankie Muniz from “Malcolm in the Middle.”

rita moreno - ABC News
6:26am PST - November 29th, 2021

Rita Moreno shares how 'West Side Story' changed her life

Rita Moreno will be back on the big screen in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of "West Side Story," next month and in an interview with "60 Minutes" shared how her role in the original film changed her life.

rita moreno - CNN
6:18am PST - November 29th, 2021

11/28/2021: Hazing, Saving the Mountain Gorillas, Rita Moreno

The hazing of Washington State University freshman Sam Martinez; Saving Rwanda’s mountain gorillas; Rita Moreno: The 60 Minutes Interview

rita moreno - CBS News
8:01pm PST - November 28th, 2021

Rita Moreno: The 60 Minutes Interview

Rita Moreno speaks with Bill Whitaker about the turmoil she went through early in her career, her 1961 portrayal of Anita in “West Side Story,” and her new role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of the Broadway classic.

rita moreno - CBS News
4:03pm PST - November 28th, 2021

Rita Moreno on her life and career and the new "West Side Story" adaptation

Rita Moreno speaks with Bill Whitaker about the turmoil she went through early in her career, her 1961 portrayal of Anita in "West Side Story," and her new role in Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of the Broadway classic.

rita moreno - CBS News
3:55pm PST - November 28th, 2021

Actress Rita Moreno on her favorite actor, her prized possession and more

In a series of rapid fire questions, the award-winning actress tells Bill Whitaker who the most influential person in her life is and talks about her love of acting.

rita moreno - CBS News
3:31pm PST - November 28th, 2021

Why Rita Moreno thought the original “West Side Story” film wouldn’t do well at the box office

Rita Moreno recalls telling “West Side Story” co-star George Chakiris that she thought the 1961 film would struggle at the box office. It won 10 Oscars including best picture.

rita moreno - CBS News
3:30pm PST - November 28th, 2021

Rita Moreno shows off the accolades from her decorated career

Actress Rita Moreno shows 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker her awards. She was only the third person to EGOT.

rita moreno - CBS News
3:30pm PST - November 28th, 2021

Composer Stephen Sondheim dies at 91 - US media

The composer and lyricist was a giant of musical theatre with a knack for adapting unlikely subjects.

rita moreno - BBC News
3:02pm PST - November 26th, 2021

Rita Moreno sounds off on her career

The 89-year-old tells Bill Whitaker about her longevity in show business and the obstacles she has overcome as she gets set to debut in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of "West Side Story.” See their interviews, Sunday on 60 Minutes.

rita moreno - CBS News
12:44pm PST - November 23rd, 2021

Natalie Wood's sister Lana fights for truth of her mysterious death: 'Still a long way to go'

We'll likely never know what happened to Natalie Wood. But "Little Sister: My Investigation Into the Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood" investigates.

rita moreno - USA Today
4:00am PST - November 9th, 2021

Rita Moreno talks dating Marlon Brando, Latinx representation: 'Where is our "Moonlight"?'

EGOT winner Rita Moreno tells USA TODAY about dating Marlon Brando and how her Oscar for "West Side Story" didn't open up doors in Hollywood.

rita moreno - USA Today
2:37pm PDT - June 17th, 2021

Rita Moreno shines in the documentary 'Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It'

Like everything else she's done, Rita Moreno is an exceptional storyteller, turning "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It" -- an "American Masters" documentary hitting theaters first -- into a dazzling look at the much-adorned star's career, and …

rita moreno - CNN
1:44pm PDT - June 17th, 2021

Why Rita Moreno's comment about 'In the Heights' was terribly wrong

Rita Moreno apologized for remarks made during an interview with Stephen Colbert, but Natasha S. Alford points out that Moreno's dismissive comments about protests against colorism in "In The Heights" seemed not only to dismiss legitimate critique but also ec…

rita moreno - CNN
1:20pm PDT - June 17th, 2021

Nolte: Rita Moreno Grovels to Woke Mob After Defending 'In the Heights' Casting

Rita Moreno humiliated herself with an apology to the Woke Mob after she defended the box office flop "In the Heights."

rita moreno - Breitbart News
9:32am PDT - June 17th, 2021

Rita Moreno apologizes for 'dismissive' remarks about 'In the Heights' casting

Actress Rita Moreno apologized Wednesday evening for making "dismissive remarks" about Afro-Latino casting in the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights."...

rita moreno - The Hill
8:07am PDT - June 17th, 2021
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Drew (@DDTL68)
6:19pm PST - January 24th, 2022

By bringing her on board for his new adaptation of #WestSideStory, #StevenSpielberg gave #RitaMoreno some moments she'll never forget. https://t.co/li6hybBqGc

Hollywood Outbreak (@hollyoutbreak)
6:05pm PST - January 24th, 2022
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Freddie Boyd (@Freddie23376700)
5:59pm PST - January 24th, 2022
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Donna (@SaultgirlDonna)
5:00pm PST - January 24th, 2022
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

akiwiwa (@akiwiwa)
3:32pm PST - January 24th, 2022

"The Electric Company" was the coolest show on TV back when I was 2. Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno -- I mean, honestly! https://t.co/S09mGna1tu

BunkySue2u2 (@bunkysue2u2)
1:54pm PST - January 24th, 2022
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Lori Adams (@loriadams66)
1:54pm PST - January 24th, 2022
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Tico Romao (@Tico_Romao)
1:44pm PST - January 24th, 2022
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Skip_Bolden (@BoldenSkip)
12:50pm PST - January 24th, 2022

Rita Moreno doesn't have time for 'sexual BS' anymore https://t.co/hqdUzBfKqP via @YouTube

Paul Berardino (@PaulieBronx)
12:41pm PST - January 24th, 2022
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Akbarou (@Akbarou25)
12:14pm PST - January 24th, 2022
RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

RT @Buzzersplace: Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

#BDS #SanctionIsraeliApartheid (@johnny_queer)
11:53am PST - January 24th, 2022

Thinking about how the absolute final image of the new WSS is Rita Moreno handing a Puerto Rican kid over to the police.

Matt Barbot (@BarbotRobot)
11:47am PST - January 24th, 2022
Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Treat Williams and Rita Moreno in a publicity shot for The Ritz (Richard Lester 1976). https://t.co/Oj2buzAaC9

Buzzer (@Buzzersplace)
11:21am PST - January 24th, 2022

RT @blkfilmreviews: Ariana DeBose Could Repeat Rita Moreno’s Oscar Win in West Side Story | IndieWire https://t.co/e4ykUPpVdr

I’m an art-geek (@Artgeek851)
11:05am PST - January 24th, 2022

Ariana DeBose Could Repeat Rita Moreno’s Oscar Win in West Side Story | IndieWire https://t.co/EPOLRY3rDM

WomenFilmmakersofColor (@WomenFilmOfColr)
10:05am PST - January 24th, 2022

Ariana DeBose Could Repeat Rita Moreno’s Oscar Win in West Side Story | IndieWire https://t.co/e4ykUPpVdr

Black Film Reviews (@blkfilmreviews)
10:04am PST - January 24th, 2022

rita moreno is the only old evelyn hugo I will accept

bee ミ☆ (@fruityshalifoe)
9:51am PST - January 24th, 2022

RT @TheRitaMoreno: We're on the cover of the #NYTimes Arts Section, @arianadebose! Thank you @melenar and @nytimes. And Erik Carter for…

Peapod ☺ (@WendyMichele48)
4:02pm PST - January 23rd, 2022

RT @pickledginger67: @lerman_robert @billrspencer I expect you've seen it but that Rita Moreno documentary is great :-)

Robert Lerman (@lerman_robert)
1:57pm PST - January 23rd, 2022

Rita Moreno, now in 2 west side stories. WEST SIDE STORY, through Thursday. #moviegoingmatters #betteronthebigscreen #OnlyInTheaters Rita Moreno Says It Was “Spooky” Working Alongside New Anita in “West Si... https://t.co/76eZ7uDta5 via @YouTube

The ShowRoom Cinema (@TheShowRoomAP)
1:11pm PST - January 23rd, 2022

In the new version of "West Side Story", Rita Moreno sings the classic song "Somewhere"! https://t.co/JY5D8mv4mf

Paul Berardino (@PaulieBronx)
12:39pm PST - January 23rd, 2022

RT @PaulieBronx: Rita Moreno - Somewhere (From "West Side Story"/Audio Only) https://t.co/jbFq92SmeO via @YouTube

Paul Berardino (@PaulieBronx)
12:38pm PST - January 23rd, 2022

Rita Moreno - Somewhere (From "West Side Story"/Audio Only) https://t.co/jbFq92SmeO via @YouTube

Paul Berardino (@PaulieBronx)
12:38pm PST - January 23rd, 2022

Jessica Chastain - Rita Moreno. Javier Bardem - Daniel Craig SHEESH. Variety isn't playin with their Actors on Actors lineup this year. https://t.co/2vqzktJZ1J

troye (@whyglorify)
4:23am PST - January 23rd, 2022

RT @iamnobodyii: Marcos, Lacson, Leody, and Pacquiao, said yes. Moreno has yet to confirm. Robredo begged off. #LeniDuwag #InaMoLeni #InaK

bbmsara uniteam2022 (@RITA_OLA888)
3:58am PST - January 23rd, 2022

RT @kingsleeev: Leni Robredo declined a LIVE one-on-one interview by DZRH-Manila Times. Isko Moreno has yet to confirm. I guess she only ha…

bbmsara uniteam2022 (@RITA_OLA888)
3:25am PST - January 23rd, 2022

RT @LakasNgTimog: Isko Moreno may have stolen some Kakampink votes with his noteworthy performance during the Jessica Soho Interview. Delik…

bbmsara uniteam2022 (@RITA_OLA888)
12:33am PST - January 23rd, 2022

Rita Moreno's 'West Side Story' 'rape scene' opened old sexual assault 'scars' https://t.co/cZFtkfu7YM via @nypost

Paul Berardino (@PaulieBronx)
10:49pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

Rita Moreno on West Side Story, then and now https://t.co/0EnhMZbSfI via @YouTube

Paul Berardino (@PaulieBronx)
10:36pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

RT @FilmUpdates: Javier Bardem & Daniel Craig Jessica Chastain & Rita Moreno Marlee Matlin & Bradley Whitford Ariana DeBose & Simu Liu http…

Dakota Redditt (@DakotaRedditt)
9:40pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

RT @CeraphimFalls: My mom went to see #WestSideStory. Her review: 1. The old movie was so bad, it needed a remake! 2. Rita Moreno has real…

Olivia (@OliviaG37717638)
9:33pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

Super late in life on this but Natalie Wood’s Spanish and accent are…questionable in the OG West Side Story. How hard to swap her for Rita Moreno? Sixties level difficulty, I’m sure. #WestSideStory

karol collymore (@karolcooks)
8:05pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

RT @FilmUpdates: Javier Bardem & Daniel Craig Jessica Chastain & Rita Moreno Marlee Matlin & Bradley Whitford Ariana DeBose & Simu Liu http…

cloweenies (@cloclobeans)
7:51pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

My mom went to see #WestSideStory. Her review: 1. The old movie was so bad, it needed a remake! 2. Rita Moreno has really whitened up, but that happens when you get older. 3. Baby Driver was the best actor in the movie. I think I might be adopted. https://t.co/C77G282D3e

Alana Duran (@CeraphimFalls)
7:17pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

Halle Bailey Rita Moreno Meagan Good Sza https://t.co/VayFn4lQCM

(@freethewolv)
5:36pm PST - January 22nd, 2022
RT @bestofchastains: Jessica Chastain and Rita Moreno will be at Variety’s Actors On Actors, premiering on February. https://t.co/Jht1tttvHM

RT @bestofchastains: Jessica Chastain and Rita Moreno will be at Variety’s Actors On Actors, premiering on February. https://t.co/Jht1tttvHM

Fiona (@Fiona_C1)
1:48pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

Rita Moreno - Somewhere (From "West Side Story"/Audio Only) https://t.co/jbFq939XDo via @YouTube

Paul Berardino (@PaulieBronx)
12:36pm PST - January 22nd, 2022

"She overcame racism and abuse to break Hollywood, romanced Brando, dated Elvis to make him jealous, fought hard for civil rights and won an Egot. Now in her 10th decade, she is busier and happier than ever." https://t.co/pmREQGC7VA

Michael Loris (@MichaelLoris5)
11:48am PST - January 22nd, 2022

rita moreno is a gift to all of us

Sam (@SleepySamReads)
11:34am PST - January 22nd, 2022