Minority Oscar Winners in Major Acting Categories

Jennie Wood

Rita Moreno
Best Actress in a Supporting Role for West Side Story, 1962
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno became the first Hispanic-American to win an Oscar. She won for the iconic role, Anita, in the film adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim musical, West Side Story. Moreno is one of twelve artists who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. She was the second Puerto Rican to win an Academy Award.
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