Peabody Awards to honor Rita Moreno for career achievement

Rita Moreno.
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Rita Moreno.

Rita Moreno’s alphabet of awards is gaining another letter.

The Peabody Awards on Thursday announced it will honor the actress, singer, and dancer with the career achievement award.

That means the 87-year-old will become the third person to achieve ‘‘PEGOT’’ status by winning a Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.


She joins Barbra Streisand and Mike Nichols in holding the distinction.

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Moreno gained widespread fame in the film ‘‘West Side Story.’’ She will be honored at the Peabodys’ annual gala in New York City on May 18.

The Peabody Awards will announce nominees for its 78th awards in TV, radio, and digital media on April 9. ASSOCIATED PRESS