The Puerto Rican actress and singer Rita Moreno was honored today by the First Lady Wilma Pastrana Jimenez, who acknowledged her long career in the entertainment world.
The artist, whose real name is Rosa Dolores Alverio, was received in La Fortaleza, where Governor Alejandro García Padilla, and some well-known personalities were there to recognize Rita Moreno for her contribution to the cultural activities of the country.
«The great things are achieved with great effort and toughness. These are the same values that our Puerto Rico needs to embrace to overcome great obstacles and challenges which we live. Rita is a living example of that. Thanks for dreaming big, for being here and for always taking the name of Puerto Rico on high, «the first lady said in a press release.
Pastrana Jiménez also gave the dancer a piece of art created by artisan of Moca Nelly Vera.
Moreno is the first and only Hispanic actress to date in showing an Emmy, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, a Tony Award and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Her film career includes some 50 movies, among which include Singin ‘in the Rain (1952), The King and I (1956) and West Side Story (1961), for which she received an Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS, for its acronym in English) as best supporting actress.