Rita Moreno tapped to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Moreno currently stars in the Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “One Day at a Time” on Netflix.

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner Rita Moreno will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards.

The event will take place on May 22 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles and the award will be presented by Emmy Award winner Norman Lear.

Five-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and producer Lisa Joyner will serve as host. Presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), the Gracie Awards honor outstanding individual achievements and programming by, for and about women in television, radio and interactive media.

“Moreno belongs to an elite group of only 12 performers who have won entertainment’s grand slam of the industry’s most prestigious awards: the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy. Additionally, in December 2015 Moreno received the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture and was the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2014. Moreno currently stars in the Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “One Day at a Time” on Netflix and lends her voice to the character Abuelita in the children’s animated series “Nina’s World,” which airs on NBC-TV’s Sprout Network.

(pictured: Rita Moreno on the red carpet of The 90th Oscars (photo courtesy of A.M.P.A.S.)

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