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Rita Moreno

Award-Winning Actress, Dancer & Singer; New York Times Best-Selling Author

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 Rita Moreno Biography

Rita Moreno is one of the very few performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, thus becoming an EGOT. She was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in the hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico on December 11, 1931, to seamstress Rosa María (Marcano) and farmer Francisco José "Paco" Alverío. Her mother moved to New York City in 1937, taking Rita with her while leaving her reportedly unfaithful husband and Rita's younger brother behind. Rita's professional career began before she reached adolescence.

At age 11, she landed her first movie experience, dubbing Spanish-language versions of US films. Less than a month before her 14th birthday on November 22, 1945, she made her Broadway debut in the play "Skydrift" at the Belasco Theatre, co-starring with Arthur Keegan and a young Eli Wallach. Although she would not appear again on Broadway for almost two decades, Rita Moreno, as she was billed in the play, had arrived professionally. She appeared in Father Knows Best, Singin' in the Rain, and The King and I.

Director Robert Wise, who was chosen to co-direct "West Side Story," cast Moreno as "Anita", the Puerto Rican girlfriend of Sharks' leader Bernardo, whose sister Maria is the piece's Juliet. She then had a break from working until she had a career renaissance in her roles in Carnal Knowledge and "The Electric Company."

Moreno won a 1972 Grammy Award for her contribution to "The Electric Company"'s soundtrack album, following it up three years later with a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for "The Ritz." She then won Emmy Awards for "The Muppet Show" and "The Rockford Files."

Moreno also wrote "Rita Moreno: A Memoir" in 2014. In this New York Times bestselling memoir, she shares her remarkable journey from a young girl with simple beginnings in Puerto Rico to Hollywood legend—and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys.

She has continued to work steadily on screen (both large and small) and on stage, solidifying her reputation as a national treasure, a status that was officially ratified with the award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in June 2004. She also won the 2013 SAG Life Achievement Award.

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Rita Moreno: A Memoir

Rita Moreno: A Memoir

Speaking Topics
  • My Life from Zero to Sixty + Twenty

  • The Power of Language

  • Getting Older Without Getting Old

  • The Value of Diversity to our Culture

  • The Lively Arts: Film Television and Theater - Past, Present and Possibilities

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rita Moreno for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rita Moreno, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rita Moreno or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rita Moreno?

    Booking fees for Rita Moreno, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rita Moreno, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rita Moreno?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rita Moreno for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rita Moreno for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rita Moreno or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rita Moreno or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Rita Moreno

Award-Winning Actress, Dancer & Singer; New York Times Best-Selling Author

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San Francisco, CA, USA
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Live Event: $30,000 - $50,000  
Virtual Event: $30,000 - $50,000

Rita Moreno Biography

Rita Moreno is one of the very few performers to win an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and a Grammy, thus becoming an EGOT. She was born Rosita Dolores Alverío in the hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico on December 11, 1931, to seamstress Rosa María (Marcano) and farmer Francisco José "Paco" Alverío. Her mother moved to New York City in 1937, taking Rita with her while leaving her reportedly unfaithful husband and Rita's younger brother behind. Rita's professional career began before she reached adolescence.

At age 11, she landed her first movie experience, dubbing Spanish-language versions of US films. Less than a month before her 14th birthday on November 22, 1945, she made her Broadway debut in the play "Skydrift" at the Belasco Theatre, co-starring with Arthur Keegan and a young Eli Wallach. Although she would not appear again on Broadway for almost two decades, Rita Moreno, as she was billed in the play, had arrived professionally. She appeared in Father Knows Best, Singin' in the Rain, and The King and I.

Director Robert Wise, who was chosen to co-direct "West Side Story," cast Moreno as "Anita", the Puerto Rican girlfriend of Sharks' leader Bernardo, whose sister Maria is the piece's Juliet. She then had a break from working until she had a career renaissance in her roles in Carnal Knowledge and "The Electric Company."

Moreno won a 1972 Grammy Award for her contribution to "The Electric Company"'s soundtrack album, following it up three years later with a Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for "The Ritz." She then won Emmy Awards for "The Muppet Show" and "The Rockford Files."

Moreno also wrote "Rita Moreno: A Memoir" in 2014. In this New York Times bestselling memoir, she shares her remarkable journey from a young girl with simple beginnings in Puerto Rico to Hollywood legend—and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys.

She has continued to work steadily on screen (both large and small) and on stage, solidifying her reputation as a national treasure, a status that was officially ratified with the award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in June 2004. She also won the 2013 SAG Life Achievement Award.

Rita Moreno Videos

  • Rita Moreno's Oscar Speech Do-Over
    Rita Moreno looks back at her brief speech when she won her Oscar, and shares what she wishes she would have said.
  • 'West Side Story' Star Rita Moreno Talks About Her Life And Legacy
    TODAY's Al Roker sat down with award-winning actress Rita Moreno to talk about her iconic roles, including her breakout in “West Side Story.
  • Rita Moreno | Berklee Commencement Address 2016
    The award-winning actress and singer addresses graduating students at Berklee's graduation.

Rita Moreno Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno Speaking Topics

  • My Life from Zero to Sixty + Twenty

  • The Power of Language

  • Getting Older Without Getting Old

  • The Value of Diversity to our Culture

  • The Lively Arts: Film Television and Theater - Past, Present and Possibilities

FAQs on booking Rita Moreno

  • How to book Rita Moreno?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rita Moreno for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rita Moreno, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rita Moreno or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rita Moreno?

    Booking fees for Rita Moreno, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rita Moreno, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rita Moreno?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rita Moreno for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rita Moreno for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rita Moreno or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rita Moreno or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rita Moreno is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rita Moreno for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Rita Moreno generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joan Lunden, J.R. Martinez, Diane Guerrero, Rosie Perez and Gina Rodriguez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rita Moreno for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rita Moreno Speaker Videos

  • Rita Moreno's Oscar Speech Do-Over
    Rita Moreno looks back at her brief speech when she won her Oscar, and shares what she wishes she would have said.
    'West Side Story' Star Rita Moreno Talks About Her Life And Legacy
    TODAY's Al Roker sat down with award-winning actress Rita Moreno to talk about her iconic roles, including her breakout in “West Side Story.
  • Rita Moreno | Berklee Commencement Address 2016
    The award-winning actress and singer addresses graduating students at Berklee's graduation.
    Rita Moreno Acts Out Own Career in 'Life Without Makeup'
    Actress Rita Moreno, 80, now has a solo show about her life as a star of stage and screen called "Life Without Makeup." In a joint production with KQED San Francisco, correspondent Spencer Michels...

Rita Moreno Speaking Topics

  • My Life from Zero to Sixty + Twenty

  • The Power of Language

  • Getting Older Without Getting Old

  • The Value of Diversity to our Culture

  • The Lively Arts: Film Television and Theater - Past, Present and Possibilities

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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