11:14 am
Sat July 26, 2014

ON FILM: Rita Moreno part 1

Rita Moreno in West Side Story
Rita Moreno in West Side Story

    In an interview recorded at the 2013 Plaza Classic Film Festival, Charles talks with the legendary actress Rita Moreno.  Rita took dancing lessons at the age of 5, started an early performing career dancing in night clubs and playing a character in a radio serial.  She talks about her discovery by a Hollywood talent scout at a dancing recital, and why she spent her early days in Hollywood trying to be somebody she wasn't.  She eventually landed a groundbreaking role in the 1961 film adaptation of "West Side Story."  Part 1 of a 2-part interview.  Originally aired March 1, 2014.

Aired July 26, 2014.

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