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Rita Moreno : a memoir

In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from a young girl with simple beginnings in Puerto Rico to Hollywood legend'and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys. Born Rosita Dolores Alverio in the idyll of Puerto Rico, Moreno, at age five, embarked on a harrowing sea voyage with her mother and wound up in the harsh barrios of the Bronx, where she discovered dancing, singing, and acting as ways to escape a tumultuous childhood. Making her Broadway debut by age thirteen'and moving on to Hollywood in its Golden Age just a few years later'she worked alongside such stars as Gary Cooper, Yul Brynner, and Ann Miller. When discovered by Louis B. Mayer of MGM, the wizard himself declared: 'She looks like a Spanish Elizabeth Taylor.' Cast by Gene Kelly as Zelda Zanders in Singin' in the Rain and then on to her Oscar-winning performance in West Side Story, she catapulted to fame'yet found herself repeatedly typecast as the 'utility ethnic,' a role she found almost impossible to elude. Here, for the first time, Rita reflects on her struggles to break through Hollywood's racial and sexual barriers. She explores the wounded little girl behind the glamorous facade'and what it took to find her place in the world. She talks candidly about her relationship with Elvis Presley, her encounters with Howard Hughes, and the passionate romance with Marlon Brando that nearly killed her. And she shares the illusiveness of a 'perfect' marriage and the incomparable joys of motherhood. Infused with Rita Moreno's quick wit and deep insight, this memoir is the dazzling portrait of a stage and screen star who longed to become who she really is'and triumphed.

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  • "En esta lucida autobiografia, Rita Moreno nos hace participes de su extraordinario periplo desde los sencillos inicios de su temprana ninez en Puerto Rico hasta que se convirtio en una leyenda de Hollywood y en una de las pocas artistas, y la unica hispana, que ha ganado un Oscar, un Grammy, un Tony, y dos Emmy."
  • "En esta lUcida autobiografIa, Rita Moreno nos hace partIcipes de su extraordinario periplo desde los sencillos inicios de su temprana niNez en Puerto Rico hasta que se convirtiO en una leyenda de Hollywood y en una de las pocas artistas, y la Unica hispana, que ha ganado un Oscar, un Grammy, un Tony, y dos Emmy. A la edad de cinco aNos, Rosita Dolores Alverio, nacida en la idIlica isla de Puerto Rico, se embarcO en una borrascosa travesIa por mar con su madre, que la llevO hasta los turbulentos barrios del Bronx, donde descubriO que la danza, el canto y la actuaciOn serIan el escape de su accidentada niNez. A sus trece aNos, debutO en Broadway y poco despuEs, en los aNos dorados de la meca del cine, se trasladO a Hollywood donde trabajO junto a estrellas de la talla de Gary Cooper, Yul Brynner, y Ann Miller. Cuando fue descubierta por Louis B. Mayer de MGM, el propio magnate declarO: 'Ella parece una Elizabeth Taylor hispana'. Gene Kelly la eligiO para interpretar el papel de Zelda Zanders en Singin' in the Rain, que la lanzO a la fama y a su actuaciOn ganadora del Oscar, en West Side Story. Pero durante mucho tiempo Moreno fue encasillada en el estereotipo de 'versAtil nativa' un rol que le fue casi imposible eludir. AquI, por primera vez Rita reflexiona sobre su prolongada lucha por superar las barreras raciales y sexuales de Hollywood. Estudia a fondo la vulnerable jovencita que ocultaba su glamorosa fachada y cuAnto le costO encontrar su lugar en el mundo. Habla con franqueza de su relaciOn con Elvis Presley, de sus encuentros con Howard Hughes, y del apasionado romance con Marlon Brando que la llevO hasta un intento de suicidio. Y nos enseNa los bemoles de un matrimonio 'perfecto' y las incomparables alegrIas de la maternidad. Impregnada del brillante desparpajo y la profunda perspicacia de Rita Moreno, esta autobiografIa es el deslumbrante retrato de una estrella del teatro y el cine que anhelaba convertirse en lo que realmente es ella... y lo logrO."
  • ""In this luminous memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from impoverished Puerto Rican girl to Hollywood legend--and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys. Born Rosita Dolores Alverio in the idyll of Puerto Rico, Moreno, at age five, embarked on a harrowing sea voyage with her mother and wound up in the harsh barrios of the Bronx, where she discovered dancing, singing, and acting as ways to escape a tumultuous childhood. Making her Broadway debut by age thirteen--and moving on to Hollywood in its Golden Age just a few years later--she worked alongside such stars as Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, and Lana Turner. Rita, who was made over as the "Latina Liz Taylor" by MGM head Louis B. Mayer, became an instant sensation. From dancing with Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain to her Oscar-winning performance in West Side Story, she catapulted to fame--yet found herself repeatedly typecast as a Latina spitfire, a role she found almost impossible to elude. Here, for the first time, Rita reflects on her struggles to break through Hollywood's racial and sexual barriers. She explores the wounded little girl behind the glamorous façade--and what it took to find her place in the world. She talks candidly about her relationships with Elvis Presley and Howard Hughes, and the passionate romance with Marlon Brando that drove her to attempt suicide in his bed. And she reveals the secrets behind her "perfect" marriage and the incomparable joys of motherhood. Infused with Rita Moreno's astounding wit and deep insight, this memoir is the dazzling portrait of a stage and screen star who longed to become who she really is--and triumphed"--"
  • "In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from a young girl with simple beginnings in Puerto Rico to Hollywood legend'and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys. Born Rosita Dolores Alverio in the idyll of Puerto Rico, Moreno, at age five, embarked on a harrowing sea voyage with her mother and wound up in the harsh barrios of the Bronx, where she discovered dancing, singing, and acting as ways to escape a tumultuous childhood. Making her Broadway debut by age thirteen'and moving on to Hollywood in its Golden Age just a few years later'she worked alongside such stars as Gary Cooper, Yul Brynner, and Ann Miller. When discovered by Louis B. Mayer of MGM, the wizard himself declared: 'She looks like a Spanish Elizabeth Taylor.' Cast by Gene Kelly as Zelda Zanders in Singin' in the Rain and then on to her Oscar-winning performance in West Side Story, she catapulted to fame'yet found herself repeatedly typecast as the 'utility ethnic,' a role she found almost impossible to elude. Here, for the first time, Rita reflects on her struggles to break through Hollywood's racial and sexual barriers. She explores the wounded little girl behind the glamorous facade'and what it took to find her place in the world. She talks candidly about her relationship with Elvis Presley, her encounters with Howard Hughes, and the passionate romance with Marlon Brando that nearly killed her. And she shares the illusiveness of a 'perfect' marriage and the incomparable joys of motherhood. Infused with Rita Moreno's quick wit and deep insight, this memoir is the dazzling portrait of a stage and screen star who longed to become who she really is'and triumphed."@en
  • "In this luminous memoir, Rita Moreno shares her remarkable journey from impoverished Puerto Rican girl to Hollywood legend--and one of the few performers, and the only Hispanic, to win an Oscar, Grammy, Tony and two Emmys."@en
  • "En esta lúcida autobiografía, Rita Moreno nos hace partícipes de su extraordinario periplo desde los sencillos inicios de su temprana niñez en Puerto Rico hasta que se convirtió en una leyenda de Hollywood y en una de las pocas artistas, y la única hispana, que ha ganado un Oscar, un Grammy, un Tony, y dos Emmy."

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