Its an honor to announce that the list keeps growing for Latino talent whose career and artistic virtues are being recognized with the highest distinctions worthy of the nation. Now it was the turn of Rosa Dolores Alverio, a Puerto Rican diva universally known as Rita Moreno.
It was President Barack Obama who awarded a medal Moreno with the award of one of the most important cultural institutions, the Kennedy Center in Washington, where he shared the stage with acclaimed film director, George Miller, the African American actress Cicely Tyson The pop star Carole King, the Japanese pianist Seiji Ozawa
"Each of these artists was born with something special to offer to their country and the world. Each found a way to enrich our lives with the work of his life, "the US president during the ceremony at the Kennedy Center, before directing a message to the nation on threats to the United States.
Rosa Dolores Alverio debuted at age 9 after arriving in New York from Puerto Rico. At 13 he ventured into Broadway. Yet bore the name of war that made her famous. At age 30 he became the first Latina to win the Oscar of the Academy of Cinematographic Sciences for its legendary characterization of Anita in "West Side Story"
As Rita Moreno is one of the few Americans to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony artists. At 84, this exemplary America is more active than ever.
On behalf of the entire family of La Red Hispana: Congratulations Rita! Many successes more!
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