Scene from West Side Story.....Released on October 18, 1961 through United Artists, the film received high praise from critics and the public, and became the second highest grossing film of the year in the United States. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture, becoming the record holder for the most wins for a movie musical.
"West Side Story" Until we stop blaming guns, knives, bullets; atheism, religion, spirituality; oil, diamonds, land; and start blaming greed, anger, fear, and hate, we will never be able to address the real problem. I don't know that there's a solution, and I'm sure it won't be easy if there is, but throwing blame just leads to more fear, anger, and hate.
This is a picture of Rita Moreno who played Anita in the Broadway and movie versions of West Side Story. Anita, a feisty, mature, and sexy Latina woman, is a dancer in the show. I am a dancer too, and while I've already played this part twice in my life, I still look to Rita Moreno for guidance and inspiration. I love the role of Anita, and hope to play her professionally one day.