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Watch Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It PBS Video | American Masters

Watch Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It PBS Video | American Masters

“Whether your most vivid memory of Rita Moreno is as the sizzling Anita in 1961’s West Side Story or the bellowing live wire of The Electric Company, there’s no doubt that few Hollywood stars burn as brightly at 89.

“She is that rarest of show-business supernovas, an EGOT — winner of the Grand Slam of awards: two Emmys, a Grammy, Oscar and Tony — and perhaps even more impressive, a survivor of a studio system that for too long only saw the Puerto Rican native as stereotypically exotic.

““I can’t think of anybody I’ve ever met in the business who lived the American Dream more than Rita Moreno,” says the legendary Norman Lear (now 99), an executive producer of Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It, an irresistible American Masters valentine of a biographical portrait.”

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