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#21 Azure

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:18 AM

8.) She made her feature film debut in The Big Broadcast of 1936.

Screen Goddess of the Week -- Greta Garbo


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:53 PM

7) Dorothy's first husband was Harold Nicholas of the tap dancing Nicholas Brothers.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:30 PM

6.)  She was the first African-American woman to be on the cover of Life magazine.


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#24 Terrence1

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:08 PM

5.)  Her sister Ruby was also an actresss.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 10:53 PM

4.) She was born on November 9, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:53 PM

3) Madame Sul-Te-Wan was not her grandmother, although she played her grandmother in Carmen Jones.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 06:44 PM

2) Dorothy's Lover and Mentor was Producer- Director Otto Preminger.

#28 Terrence1

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 06:27 PM

1.)  She was the first black actress to be nominated for Best Actress.



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:31 PM

10. Was once in a relationship with Marlon Brando.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

9) Rita is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 06:56 PM

8) She reprised her Broadway role of Googie Gomez in the film of The Ritz (1976). Her best line: "If there's one man I was born to kill with my own two hands, it's  Seymour Pippin!"

 



#32 Terrence1

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

7.)  In her debut film she was billed as Rosita Moreno.



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:49 PM

6.) She made her feature film debut in So Young, So Bad (1950). 


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:42 AM

5.)  Early in her career, she had a six-month contract with MGM.  But after appearing in three movies for the studio, she was dropped.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 09:00 PM

4) In addition to West Side Story , Rita also appeared in two other iconic Hollywood Musicals: Singin' in the Rain and the King and I.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:55 PM

3.) She was born on December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:06 PM

2.)  She is Puerto Rican.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 12:55 PM

1) Rita Moreno won the 1961 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in
West Side Story.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 12:52 PM

10.)  She does a wonderful song and dance number in "Sgt. Deadhead" called "You Should Have Seen the One Who Got Away".

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:14 PM

9.) She starred in her own series, Our Miss Brooks. It started out as a radio program and was later turned into a TV show. A movie version of the show was made in 1956.

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