Posts Tagged ‘Jackie Robinson Foundation’

Rita Moreno To Receive Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Tonight Archive interviewee Rita Moreno will receive the Lifetime Achievement ROBIE Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation. The ceremony will take place at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel at 6:30pm, with Bill Cosby as host. The ROBIE Awards recognize “individuals who embody the humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson and raises funds for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.” The Foundation provides college scholarships, grants, and mentoring to “academically-distinguished minority students with financial need and leadership capacity.”

Moreno will be honored not just for her legendary performances (she’s one of only a handful of people to win an Oscar, Emmy, Tony, AND Grammy) , but also for her dedication to bringing awareness to women’s health issues, diabetes, and heart disease. Ricky Martin will present Moreno with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Watch Rita Moreno’s full archive interview.

For more on the ROBIE Awards, click here.