American Masters

Rita Moreno gives one of the shortest Oscars speeches ever

Clip: 10/05/2021 | 2m 25s | Video has closed captioning.

"Latinos were sticking their heads out the window, screaming 'She did it, she did it!'" Rita Moreno fondly remembers the historic moment she received the Academy Award for Best Actress for "West Side Story."

Aired: 10/05/21

Rating: NR

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