Rita Moreno

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Moreno in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Rosa Dolores Alverío

Place of Birth: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Date of Birth: December 11, 1931

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

Rita Moreno is an American actress and singer. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for West Side Story (1961).

She was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, the daughter of Rosa María Marcano and Francisco José “Paco” Alverío. Her family moved to New York City in the 1930s. Moreno was the surname of her first stepfather. Rita was married to cardiologist Leonard Gordon, with whom she has a daughter.

Rita’s paternal grandparents were Nemesio Alverio Rivera (the son of Severo Alverio and Fermina Rivera) and Dolores Carrión Carrion De Alverio (the daughter of Jose Dolores Carrión Y Rodriguez and Petra Carrión Y Guzmán De Carrión).

Rita’s maternal grandparents were Justino Marcano Rivera (the son of Isaac Marcano and Eulalia/Eulogia Rivera) and Trinidad López Morales (the daughter of Ramón López and Justa Morales).

Source: Immigration record of Rita’s mother – https://www.familysearch.org

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