Rita Moreno Turns 81! Read Her Bio.

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ON THIS DAY
December 11
On This Day: December 11

Rita Moreno

Born: December 11, 1931
Age: 81 years old
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico
Occupation: Actress

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Events
1872
140 years ago
Buffalo Bill Cody, the Wild West hero of over 700 adventure "dime" novels, makes his stage debut in The Scouts of the Prairie.
http://www.biography.com/people/buffalo-bill-cody-9252268 >>

1936
76 years ago
Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicates the throne in order to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
http://www.biography.com/people/duke-of-windsor-9542031 >>

1964
48 years ago
Soul singer Sam Cooke is shot by the manager of the Hacienda Hotel in Los Angeles, who claims the singer threatened her.
http://www.biography.com/people/sam-cooke-9256129 >>

2008
4 years ago
Financier Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
http://www.biography.com/people/bernard-madoff-466366 >>

Born On This Day
Big Mama Thornton
Born: December 11, 1926
Died: July 25, 1984
Age: 57 years old
Birthplace: Montgomery, AL, United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
Best Known For >>

Rita Moreno
Born: December 11, 1931
Age: 81 years old
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico
Occupation: Actress
Best Known For >>

Mo’Nique
Born: December 11, 1967
Age: 45 years old
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD, United States
Occupation: Actress
Best Known For >>

Died On This Day
Bettie Page
Died: December 11, 2008
Age: 85 years old
Place: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Occupation: Pin-up
Best Known For >>

Oliver Winchester
Died: December 11, 1880
Age: 70 years old
Place: New Haven, CT, United States
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Best Known For >>

Sam Cooke
Died: December 11, 1964
Age: 33 years old
Place: Clarksdale, MS , United States
Occupation: Songwriter, Singer
Best Known For >>

Group Of The Day
Hispanic Actors >> On This Day: December 11
Check out our group of Hispanic actors, which includes Oscar winner Javier Bardem.
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