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'West Side Story' star Rita Moreno to speak at CU Boulder

Moreno is one of only 17 performers to have ever won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

BOULDER, Colo. — EGOT winner Rita Moreno will speak in Boulder this month.

The Cultural Events Board (CEB) at the University of Colorado (CU) will host the award-winning actress, singer and dancer on Tuesday, Sep. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

As a free, first-come-first-serve, non-ticketed event, students, faculty and staff will be ushered into the venue first, followed by community members.

Moreno won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Anita in 1961's "West Side Story" and appeared as Valentina in the 2021 remake. She's also won a Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe.

Moreno is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Arts, and the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

"Rita Moreno is a strong, powerful, successful woman in a male-dominated industry," said Cole Metcalf, a CEB speakers coordinator.

"Her ability to rise to the level of stardom that she did during the Golden Age of Hollywood is incredibly impressive and inspirational," Metcalf said. "The Board anticipates that she will give great insight into her career and believes her lifelong experience could provide inspiration to students today."

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Credit: Jae C. Hong/Invision/AP
Steven Spielberg, from left, Rita Moreno and Ariana DeBose arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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