The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: Rita Moreno


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Stephen An - 7/17/19


“A good story simply means putting yourself in the place of almost anybody, and bringing to people their stories. That’s really what it’s about,” Rita Moreno says in this backstage interview after accepting a Peabody Career Achievement Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, in May. Moreno, whose career has spanned more than 70 years, was honored for breaking down barriers for generations of Latinas and women of color with her undeniable talent, boundless energy, and stubborn perseverance.