Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories: Rita Moreno
Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
1. Hattie McDaniel 2. José Ferrer 3. Anthony Quinn 4. Rita Moreno 5. Sidney Poitier 6. Sacheen Littlefeather 7. Louis Gossett, Jr. 8. Whoopi Goldberg 9. Mercedes Ruehl 10. Cuba Gooding, Jr. 11. Benicio del Toro 12. Halle Berry & Denzel Washington 13. Jamie Foxx & Morgan Freeman 14. Forest Whitaker 15. Jennifer Hudson 16. Javier Bardem 17. Penelope Cruz 18. Mo'Nique 19. Octavia Spencer 20. Lupita Nyong'o
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- Rita Moreno
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role for West Side Story, 1962
- Rita Moreno became the first Hispanic-American to win an Oscar. She won for the iconic role, Anita, in the film adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical, West Side Story. Moreno is one of twelve artists who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She was the second Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award.
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