Rita Moreno Becomes First Latina to Achieve 'PEGOT' Status With Peabody Award

Rita Moreno just made history. 

The 87-year-old performer was honored with the Peabody Career Achievement Award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, at the 78th Annual Peabody Awards in New York City on Saturday. The award makes Moreno the first Latina to achieve PEGOT status, having previously won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Barbra Streisand and film director Mike Nichols are the other two PEGOT winners.

"I am keenly aware of the high value Peabody places on storytelling and I am humbled that you consider the story of my life and career worthy," Moreno said in her acceptance speech at the Ronan Farrow-hosted event, receiving a standing ovation. 

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