Legendary Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno, one of only 12 performers to win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards, will speak at the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee Gala on May 14.
[caption id="attachment_137189" align="alignright" width="300"] Rita Moreno. Photo: Mark Hill.[/caption]
Moreno, 84, has starred in dozens of films, including classics such as Singing in the Rain and West Side Story. Both films are included in the American Film Institute's list of the greatest American films ever made. She has also appeared in dozens of television shows throughout her 66-year career.
She is the first Hispanic performer to have won all four major American entertainment awards and took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita in the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story.
“Rita’s talent and achievements are inspirational,” said HPGM President & CEO Griselda Aldrete. “We welcome the opportunity to hear her story and offer HPGM members, from students to long-standing professionals, the chance to hear, firsthand, how her talent, hard work, and faith in herself propelled her success.”
HPGM is a nonprofit is a nonprofit that formed in 2001 to provide development opportunities and support to Hispanic professionals in the Milwaukee area. The gala, which is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and Johnson Controls, will be held at the Pfister Hotel on May 14 from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. The event will include cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, dancing and live music.
Tickets and tables for the event can be reserved on HPGM's website.