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With Peabody, Rita Moreno to attain very rare 'PEGOT' class

By The News · 31 of March 2019 11:29:45
AP Photo, Rita Moreno, No available, FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2018, file photo, Rita Moreno arrives at the 33rd annual Imagen Awards in Los Angeles. The Peabody Awards on Thursday announced it will honor the actress, singer and dancer with the career achievement award. That means the 87-year-old will join a handful of people who have achieved “PEGOT” status by winning a Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. Moreno will be honored at the Peabody’s annual gala in New York City on May 18. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rita Moreno’s alphabet of awards is gaining another letter.

The Peabody Awards on Thursday announced it will honor the actress, singer and dancer with the career achievement award.

That means the 87-year-old will become the third person to achieve “PEGOT” status by winning a Peabody, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award.

She joins Barbra Streisand and Mike Nichols in holding the distinction.

Moreno gained widespread fame in the film “West Side Story.” She will be honored at the Peabodys’ annual gala in New York City on May 18.

The Peabody Awards will announce nominees for its 78th awards in TV, radio and digital media on April 9.

Film director Mike Nichols and entertainer Barbra Streisand are the other PEGOT winners.