Michael Rich, President and CEO, RAND Corporation
- Government & Politics
- The Commonwealth Club, San Francisco CA
Rita Moreno, Actress; Singer; Author, Rita Moreno: A Memoir
In conversation with Jan Yanehiro, Director, School of Multimedia Communications, Academy of Art University
An extraordinarily talented star of stage and screen, Moreno is a force of nature. The Puerto Rican-born entertainer is one of the few artists to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.
Now, Moreno shares her story. From her Oscar-winning turn as Anita in West Side Story to her challenging role as a prostitute in Carnal Knowledge; from her stint on the children’s television classic “Electric Company” to her late-career triumph in HBO’s controversial series “Oz,” she will share tales of being a Hollywood survivor.
Learn about her tumultuous childhood, her career rise from “utility ethnic” to award-winning star, her explosive romance with Marlon Brando (and less-than-explosive romance with Elvis Presley), the ups and downs of her relationships and career, and finally finding peace with her choices and her life.
Location: Mayer Theatre, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8 p.m. book signing
Cost: $30 non-members, $20 members, $10 students (with valid ID). Premium (includes priority seating and copy of book): $65 non-members, $55 members
Also know: Co Presented with VIVAFEST! Good Lit Event. Underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation
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