Rejoice! One Day at a Time is again for Season four after getting picked up by CBS. The present, which follows the Alvarez household, is bringing again all our favourite characters, together with Lydia Riera, performed by the enduring Puerto Rican actress Rita Moreno. You in all probability greatest know Rita Moreno for her legendary position as Anita in West Facet Story (she was the primary Latina actress to win Greatest Supporting Actress on the Oscars, and the primary to win a Peabody). She went on to star within the kids’s TV sequence, The Electrical Firm and Broadway’s The Ritz.
For her achievements, she’s one in every of only a few individuals who has an EGOT (somebody who’s received an Emmy, Tony, Oscar and Grammy awards), and technically she has a PEGOT (an actor who’s been awarded with an Emmy, Tony, Oscar, Grammy, and Peabody). The 88-year-old has achieved a lot in her lifetime, and we’re fortunate to be blessed along with her presence but once more in One Day at a Time. For those who’ve been following Rita, you is perhaps questioning about her private life — particularly, does Rita had any children? And did they observe in her footsteps too?
Does Rita Moreno have kids?
Rita has one daughter: Fernanda Luisa Gordon. Rita and her (late) husband, heart specialist Dr. Leonard Gordon, had Fernanda in 1967, making Fernanda 53 years outdated. Fernanda earned her Masters in performing from USC, and went on to turn out to be a profitable jewellery designer and founding father of Nandiz Design. Whereas Rita solely had one baby, she found she was pregnant with Marlon Brando’s baby again once they have been relationship, and wrote in regards to the traumatic life occasion in her memoir, Rita Moreno: A Memoir. After discovering out in regards to the being pregnant, Marlon ordered Rita to get an abortion, which was “botched.” Damage, each bodily and psychologically, Rita turned suicidal.
“To my shock and horror, Marlon instantly organized for an abortion,” Rita wrote, and described how “coldly” Marlon organized for an unlawful abortion. When Rita returned house from the process, she discovered that she was bleeding intensely and needed to be taken to the hospital. There, medical doctors found that the useless fetus was nonetheless inside her uterus, and was surgically eliminated. Marlon responded by feeling like he obtained swindled by the one that initially oversaw the process. “Marlon wished his a refund!” Rita wrote. Marlon went on to this point co-star Tarita Teri’ipaia shortly after.
Depressed and suicidal, Rita discovered Marlon’s sleeping drugs and took all of them. “I went to mattress to die. This wasn’t a revenge suicide, however a comfort, an escape-from-pain dying,” she wrote. Fortunately, Marlon’s assistant discovered her and took her to the hospital to pump her abdomen. After seeing a therapist, Rita agreed to by no means see Marlon once more, as this actually was a poisonous relationship. In a while, she was arrange with Leonard (Lenny) Gordon, and the 2 obtained married in 1965.
It is true that Rita and her husband had their justifiable share of points as nicely. After his dying, Rita shared that he was jealous and controlling. The truth is, Rita’s daughter, Fernanda, was the one cause why Rita by no means filed for divorce from Lenny. Whereas it is unlucky Rita felt caught in her marriage for therefore lengthy, it is heartwarming to know that on the very least, she was capable of create a gorgeous good lady (who’s the spitting picture her, by the way in which). We’re positive Fernanda is cheering for her mother whereas watching One Day at a Time tonight.