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Get overwhelmed and is defined and not -- what -- let me -- what.
My tight sweet hot -- -- really had the luxury of having time.
You literally been on stage on found her 75 years black keeps drawing you back.
I was born -- you know I really I really during my DNA I don't think there's any other way to explain something like that.
From the time I was a little girl in Puerto Rico used to dance for Graham talked.
It's just in the -- and act.
And an old performer who tells you otherwise.
But it can't hit it just -- come over here with -- Barr and Ron Sutton -- Lotus a video she spent the first five years in her native Puerto Rico.
But when her parents divorced mother brought her to New York for a chance at a better life that they learned early on it wouldn't be EC.
-- he started to go to school which was kindergarten I didn't know word of English.
But I'll -- you one -- that's one way to learn English really fast as I tackle some very mean means I didn't -- -- those -- meant but I sure saw.
What they meant it was very tough.
And it's really extremely.
Colored my life from mini -- limousines.
I really grew up thinking that I didn't have much fountain.
-- -- -- that are now.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Onstage little rusty that flourished almost immediately first with her dancing and then her voice.
But when she caught the -- of MGM there was a problem.
The man who was in casting.
In charge of casting an MGM very powerful guy called me to his office and said we have to change the name.
Hasn't been out green.
Job and that's an Italian MER -- And so we went to a bunch of names of them really hilarious you know it was orchid Montenegro.
It was really has had to sit.
And a place a lot of everyday Rita -- of them old she's my -- okay.
-- have already know was born.
But her new name only -- so far with Hollywood casting agents you're dealing with he's scared to.
-- rolls over and over and over how far the captain in Africa.
It was -- I mean it was.
-- that I remember when my most famous lines -- anybody else of the world but to me was.
I you know -- love conscience and no more.
And when the white man told me I threw myself and quickly.
I mean I think you know.
Well you can.
Think you can -- couldn't you.
I can laugh -- it now but I have to tell you that it was demeaning.
And it made me feel really really bad about myself -- is what is what's eventually semi entered.
She spent five years in therapy repairing herself something she talks about her new book freedom around a memoir which comes out in the spring.
I -- so much when I wrote it.
Because it opened up.
It opened up so many things that I had literally thought that I have put a way.
And I mean I would be typing away really and shopping.
And then having to let my.
So I could see -- cookies.
Sheer perseverance and tons of talent propelled -- to roles that got her noticed but nothing put her on the map like West Side Story.
Which made her a star on the world stage.
That moment right before they -- campaign do you remember I remember clearly I remember that I thought anyone else in the -- his high school.
Except -- so far.
And I was putting on my -- -- wonderful cook at the fifth -- it's.
And my name was -- and I says don't run -- not dignified don't run this change and I didn't.
-- more awards would follow including a Tony for the Ritz a Grammy for singing on an album for the electric company.
And an Emmy for special appearances on the Muppet Show and -- Rockford Files.
But it was the power of her personality did eventually changed Hollywood.
And now here you are paying your plan at your ground.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Get out.
When others look back story what do you want them to take away from that I believe that if you get knocked down.
You really really had a -- and I'm an actress who can do in my opinion anyway.
Any -- want to do I don't.
At the top of my game as far as I'm concerned I'm in the prime of my life and I'm -- I have the 81 in December and I am back.
Happy is Puerto Rican government.
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