In RITA MORENO: A Memoir (Celebra Hardcover; March 2, 2013, $26.95), Moreno shares her remarkable story for the first time. With candor, humor, and real insight, Moreno opens up about her tumultuous childhood, her career rise from "utility ethnic" to award-winning star, her explosive romance with Marlon Brando (and less than explosive romance with Elvis Presley), the ups and downs of her relationships and career, and finally finding peace with herself, her "otherness," her choices, and her life.
Just yesterday, Moreno celebrated the release of the book at Barnes & Noble with a special conversation led by Lin-Manuel Miranda
. Check out a photo preview of the event below!
Rita Moreno, the extraordinarily talented star of stage and screen, is a force of nature. One of the few artists to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, Moreno has been breaking down barriers and blazing trails for more than 50 years. From her Oscar-winning turn as Anita in West Side Story to her challenging role as a prostitute in Carnal Knowledge, from her stint on the children's television classic "Electric Company" to her late-career triumph in HBO's controversial series "Oz," Moreno has proven to be a true Hollywood survivor.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Rita Moreno and Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrate the release and book signing of 'Rita Moreno: A Memoir' at Barnes & Noble
Rita Moreno celebrates the release and book signing of 'Rita Moreno: A Memoir' at Barnes & Noble