Tuesday, 11 December 2012

You lovely island

In honour of the 81st birthday today of the fantabulosa Rita Moreno (one of the few performers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony), rather than once more revisit my favourite screen appearance of hers The Ritz, nor indeed my other fave West Side Story, here instead is a classic number from the latter - as performed by the inimitable and never-to-be-repeated combination of Miss Moreno, Miss Rivera and Miss Midler!

Shame it's such duff quality. America, however, has never quite recovered from this performance...

Rita Moreno (Rosita Dolores Alverio), born 11th December 1931.


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