"West Side Story" star boasts an Oscar, two Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy,
Rita Moreno will have a Screen Actor's Guild Life Achievement Award to add to a trophy case that already boasts an Oscar, two Emmys, a Tony, a Grammy, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of the Arts.
The "West Side Story" actress has been named the 50th recipient of guild's highest tribute. It's an award that honors both career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.
Moreno, whose eclectic career includes notable roles in films like "Carnal Knowledge" and on stage in plays such as "The Ritz," will be presented with her statue at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The show will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
"I am simply delighted that Rita Moreno is the 50th recipient of our SAG Life Achievement Award – the most prestigious honor we bestow," Ken Howard, SAG-AFTRA co-president said in a statement. "She is an extraordinarily versatile, talented and generous actor whose career is notable for its courageous choices and for the breadth, depth and quality of her many demanding and commanding roles."
Moreno is one of only 11 artists and the only Hispanic performer to have won the entertainment industry's four top competitive awards. She is currently appearing as Fran Drescher's mother in TV Land's "Happily Divorced."
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