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Rita Moreno won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film West Side Story. Courtesy of MGM Media Licensing hide caption

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Rita Moreno On 'West Side Story' And Becoming The Role Model She Needed

Moreno moved to New York from Puerto Rico as a child. She says her West Side Story role is "the only part I ever remember where I represented Hispanics in a dignified and positive way."

Rita Moreno won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 film West Side Story. Courtesy of MGM Media Licensing hide caption

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Rita Moreno On 'West Side Story' And Becoming The Role Model She Needed

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From WHYY in Philadelphia