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Rita Moreno to receive Screen Actors Guild's highest accolade

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Jul 22, 2013 | 9:41am EDT

West Side Story icon Rita Moreno will be honoured for her career success with a special lifetime achievement award next year (14). The Oscar-winning actress, most famous for her role as Anita in the 1961 movie version of the classic musical, will be presented with the SAG-AFTRA Life Achievement trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January (14). The prize is the highest honour handed out at the ceremony. It's the latest award for the star's mantelpiece - the 81 year old is one of the few performers to boast an Academy Award, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. Moreno is still working into her eighties, and she currently stars as Fran Drescher's mother in Happily Divorced.

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