Rita Moreno recalls why she almost backed out of 'West Side Story'

Rita Moreno said she almost backed out of her Oscar-winning role in 'West Side Story' because of a 'disparaging' lyric about Puerto Rico.

6/15/2021 9:32:00 AM

Rita Moreno may be best known for her Academy Award-winning role of Anita in 1961's 'West Side Story,' but she nearly backed out of the role before playing it.

Rita Moreno said she almost backed out of her Oscar-winning role in 'West Side Story' because of a 'disparaging' lyric about Puerto Rico.

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