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        Rita Moreno & West Side Story

        In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the smash hit West Side Story sets the story of Romeo & Juliet in the contemporary context of street gang turf wars. It's a double-edged sword that reinforces stereotypes about Puerto Rican youth but also catapults a young Rita Moreno toward the highest honors in Hollywood. 

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