ON FILM: Rita Moreno part 1
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."
Rita Moreno was recently honored at the 38th annual Kennedy Center Honors.
Part 1 of a 2-part interview. Originally aired March 1, 2014.
Aired January 16, 2016.