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Hollywood Legend Rita Moreno Dishes On New Memoir

3.4.13 Rita Moreno


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NEW YORK (WLNY) – From Broadway to the big screen, Rita Moreno has done it all — and she has the awards to prove it.

Now on the hit TV show, Happy Divorced, the 81-year-old Hollywood legend has penned a memoir.

She said the book touches on a lot of issues she had yet to open up about.

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“I really wanted [the book] to have some sense of elegance, I didn’t want it to be a flashy tell-all,” she said. “It’s my story. It’s the story of an immigrant girl who comes from another country at a time when it was very difficult to be an immigrant girl and to be in show business.”

She also opens up on relationships with high-profile personalities like Marlon Brando and Elvis — but you have to read the book to learn the juicy details.

Rita will do a book signing in New York City Tuesday evening and will appear on Long Island for a book signing and West Side Story screening.

Rita Moreno in Conversation With Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tuesday March 05
7:00 PM
Barnes and Noble
150 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028

Screening of West Side and Rita Moreno in person
Thursday, March 7
7:00 p.m.
Cinema Arts Center
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743