How Well Do You Know Rita Moreno?

Photo Credit: Mike LaMonica

As you may have heard, Rita Moreno has been named 50th SAG Life Achievement Award recipient!  She'll be presented the award at the 20th Annual SAG Awards ceremony, airing live on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on TNT and TBS.


At the age of 81, Ms. Moreno continues to be in high demand as actor, dancer, singer, author and educator. Here are some questions to test your knowledge of Rita Moreno's life and achievements:

  1. In _____, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in ______.
  2. In the film version of the musical ________, she played Tuptim. 
  3. Whoopi Goldberg, John Gielgud, Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn and Rita Moreno are all actors who have won which four top entertainment industry honors?
  4. In _____, a TV show based on the hit movie starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton, Rita played ______.  
  5. In which educational TV series did Ms. Moreno voice a villain who is very difficult to find?
  6. In 2009, President Obama presented her with the __________, the nation's highest cultural honor. 
  7. Ms. Moreno won her Tony Award for her performance as______ in ______, 
  8. Rita Moreno has been honored twice by the Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.  Which awards did she receive:
  9. Rita Moreno moved to New York City from ________at the age of ______. 
  10. In 1954, she was featured on the cover of what major national publication?

Answers (highlight to view):
  1. 1961, West Side Story
  2. The King and I
  3. EGOT (An Emmy®, a Grammy®, an Oscar® and a Tony®)
  4. 9 to 5, Violet Newstead
  5. Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?
  6. National Medal of Arts
  7. Googie Gomez; The Ritz
  8. A Grammy® for The Electric Company Album and the Latin Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award
  9. Puerto Rico, Five
  10. LIFE Magazine 
Want to know more about Rita? Click here to read more about our 50th Life Achievement Award recipient!

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