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Happy Birthday to Rita Moreno

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From the Kennedy Center Honors :

Gina Rodriguez, star of the CW series “Jane the Virgin,” almost immediately burst into tears when she came onstage to present the tribute to Ms. Moreno, the “West Side Story” star who is one of a handful of entertainers to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Ms. Rodriguez said Ms. Moreno showed her that Puerto Rican girls can be on TV too.

“A 15-year-old girl from Chicago who hadn’t seen a Puerto Rican represented on screen once asked her mother, ‘Mom, when did Puerto Ricans come about?’”

She continued: “‘I never see us on my favorite TV shows or movies — we must not have existed back then, right?’ And then, she introduced me to you.”

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/stormtroopers-and-a-muppet-at-the-kennedy-center-honors/?module=WatchingPortal®ion=c-column-middle-span-region&pgType=Homepage&action=click&mediaId=wide&state=standard&contentPlacement=3&version=internal&contentCollection=artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com&contentId=http%3A%2F%2Fartsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2015%2F12%2F06%2Fstormtroopers-and-a-muppet-at-the-kennedy-center-honors%2F&eventName=Watching-article-click
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