Rita Moreno Fast Facts

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18:  Actress Rita Moreno accepts the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award onstage during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

(CNN)Here's a look at the life of award-wining actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno.

Birth date:
December 11, 1931
Birth place: Humacao, Puerto Rico; raised in New York, New York
    Father: Paco Alverio, a farmer
    Mother: Rosa Maria Alverio, a garment worker
    Marriage: Leonard Gordon (June 18, 1965-June 30, 2010, his death)
    Children: Fernanda Luisa (October 28, 1966)
    Other Facts:
    Her parents divorced, and she and her mother moved to New York. Her mother later remarried Edward Moreno.
    First began speaking English when she entered elementary school.
    She was the first Latina actress to win an Academy Award. She also has six Emmy nominations and two wins, a Grammy and a Tony.
    She is one of an elite few known as EGOT winners. They have all won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
    Believing Judy Garland would win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Judgment at Nuremberg," Moreno did not prepare a speech. Upon winning for her role in "West Side Story," she said, "I can't believe it! Good Lord! I leave you with that."
    Her late husband, Leonard Gordon, was also her manager and a retired cardiologist.
    1935 -
    Moves to New York from Puerto Rico with her mother.
    November 13-17, 1945 - Broadway debut in the play "Skydrift."
    1949 - Moreno is offered a seven-year contract with MGM by studio head, Louis B. Mayer.
    May 20, 1950 - Film debut, as Rosita Moreno, "So Young So Bad," is released.
    1961 - Attempts suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills in the home of then-boyfriend Marlon Brando.
    1962 - Wins the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for "West Side Story."
    1972 - Wins a Grammy Award, with Bill Cosby, for Best Recording for Children for "The Electric Company."
    1975 - Wins a Tony Award for Best Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic) for "The Ritz."
    1977 - Wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in Variety or Music for "The Muppet Show," and becomes an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winner.
    1978 - Wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series for "The Rockford Files."
    July 20, 1995 - The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents Moreno with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
    June 23, 2004 - Is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush.
    February 25, 2010 - President Barack Obama presents her with the 2009 National Arts Medal at a White House ceremony.
    2011 - Tours the country in her one-woman show "Life without Makeup."
    January 20, 2013 - Honoring Latino culture and art and President Obama's second term, she appears with Chita Rivera, Eva Longoria and many others at the Latino Inaugural 2013; In Performance at the Kennedy Center.
    March 5, 2013 - Her autobiography, "Rita Moreno: A Memoir," is released.
    July 22, 2013 - The Screen Actor's Guild announces Moreno will be the 2013 SAG Life Achievement Award honoree at the January 2014 SAG Awards.
    July 15, 2015 - The Kennedy Center announces that Moreno has been selected as one of six honorees who will receive the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.