Veteran TV/Stage and Film actress Rita Moreno guest stars as Louisa Diaz, Benny's mother, in the episode "George Testi-Lies for Benny" in Season 6.
|Birthname||Rosa Dolores Alverío|
|Born||December 11, 1931|
|Birthplace:||Humacao, Puerto Rico, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Actress, Singer, Dancer|
|Family||Fernanda Luisa Fisher (daughter)|
|Spouse(s):||Leonard Gordon |
(m. 1965–2010; his death) (1 child)
|Appeared on:||George Lopez (TV series)|
|Appeared as:||Luisa Diaz, Benny's mother|
|Episodes appeared in:||George Testi-Lies for Benny (Season 6)|
Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress. she plays Luisa Diaz, Benny's mother, and George's grandmother, in the Season 6 episode "George Testi-Lies for Benny". She and Belita Moreno, who plays the part of Benny on the series, are not related.
Rita's acting career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films The King and I and West Side Story, as well as a 1971–77 stint on the PBS children's television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role on the 1997-2003 TV drama Oz.
Rita is also one of 22 people who have achieved the so-called Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Academy, Emmy and Tony awards for acting; and one of only two people who have achieved both distinctions, the other being Helen Hayes. She has also won numerous other awards, including various lifetime achievement awards. Moreno also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor.
On June 18, 1965, Moreno married Leonard Gordon, a cardiologist who was also her manager. He died on June 30, 2010. They have one daughter, Fernanda Luisa Fisher, and two grandsons, Justin and Cameron Fisher. Moreno once considered leaving her husband but could not because she did not want to break up the family.
- ↑ Oscars 2014: Bobby Lopez becomes youngest person to get an EGOT with Best Original Song win for 'Let It Go', New York Daily News, by Lyn Pesce, Joe Dziemianowicz and Margaret Eby, accessed 6 March 2014.
- ↑ "Leonard Gordon obituary reference", San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2010. Retrieved on 5/2/2017.
- ↑ "Obituary: Leonard Isadore Gordon", Los Angeles Times (via legacy.com), June 30, 2010. Retrieved on 5/2/2017.