What Is Rita Moreno’s Net Worth: Rita Moreno, real name Rosa Dolores Alverio Marcano, is an American actress, singer, and dancer of Puerto Rican descent. Rita Moreno has a net worth of $10 million as of 2023. She has made several theatre appearances, TV appearances, and film appearances during her career.
She has spent the last seven decades working in the entertainment sector. In movies like The King and I, Singin’ in the Rain, and Westside Story, she has played supporting parts. She is one of just four performers to have received the Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Awards.
Rita Moreno’s A Career in Film
It was in the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age when Moreno made her cinematic debut. She made her screen debut in 1950 with three movies, two of which were MGM musicals called “The Toast of New Orleans” and “Pagan Love Song.” In 1952’s musical comedy “Singin’ in the Rain,” directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, Moreno played silent film icon Zelda Zanders.
Moreno consistently appeared in movies during the 1950s, including “The Fabulous Seorita,” “Fort Vengeance,” “Latin Lovers,” “Jivaro,” “Untamed,” “The Vagabond King,” and “The Deerslayer.” She thought she was being typecast in stereotypical Hispanic parts at the time, which made her the most unhappy with her roles at the time. The one exception was her small part as a Burmese concubine in “The King and I.”
Her portrayal of Anita in the 1961 motion picture adaptation of the Broadway musical “West Side Story” is arguably Moreno’s most well-known performance. Ten Academy Awards were were given to the movie, with Moreno receiving one for Best Supporting Actress.
She then made appearances in the films “Summer and Smoke” and “Cry of Battle” before leaving Hollywood on her own terms. She made a comeback in 1969 with three movies: “Marlowe,” a neo-noir starring James Garner, “The Night of the Following Day,” a criminal drama starring Marlon Brando, and “Popi,” a comedy starring Alan Arkin.
Rita Moreno Biography
Rita Moreno was born on December 11, 1931, making her 90 years old as of 2023. She was reared by a prosperous Jewish family from Humacao, Puerto Rico, where she was born and raised. She holds dual citizenship in the United States and Puerto Rico and practises Judaism.
In the United States, she finished her early education at a Professional Children’s School. She was never very engaged in school from a young age; instead, she enjoyed singing, acting, and other extracurricular activities.
Daughter, Husband, and Family Facts
Rita Moreno was the mother Rosa Maria’s first-born child. They left their younger brother Francisco behind when she and her mother relocated to New York in 1936. Rita Moreno has a dramatic love life. She spent eight years in love with godfather star Marlon Brando and briefly became pregnant with his child.
Rita was not interested in having Marlon Brando’s child, but, as a result of his adultery, and a failed abortion resulted in depression that prompted Rita to attempt suicide. She continued to be friends with Kenneth Tynan, Elvis Presley, Dennis Hopper, and Anthony Quinn. Moreno soon found love with her manager Leonard Gordon, and the two was married in 1965. They have a daughter named Fernanda Luisa Fisher.
They remained a couple up until Gordon’s passing in 2010. Even though they had been married for a long time, things were not always happy. Rita acknowledged that there were times when she considered leaving the marriage but ultimately changed her mind. Justin and Cameron Fisher’s grandmother is Rita Moreno.