Even if – unlikely as it might seem – the name isn’t familiar, her face will recognized by many generations. Rita Moreno has won a host major awards – an Oscar®, two Emmys®, a Tony® a Grammy®, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of the Arts.
Now she is being feted with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. With lead or major supporting roles in classic films like The King and I, West Side Story (winning the Oscar) and Singin’ in the Rain; on television, she currently co-stars on TVLand’s Happily divorced but has has key roles on shows like B.L. Stryker (with Burt Reynolds), 9 to 5 and The Cosby Mysteries. Her work on stage includes the female take on The Odd Couple, The Glass Menagerie, a Tony-nominated performance in The National Health and a Tony win for The Ritz. Kids of all ages will know her from several appearances on The Muppet Show and The Electric Company.
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, January 8th, 2014. For more details, check out the official press release after the jump.