It was this episode, she says, which prompted her suicide attempt at Brando's home."I went to bed to die," she writes."This wasn't a revenge suicide, but a consolation, an escape-from-pain death." After the attempt, which saw Moreno rushed to hospital to have her stomach pumped, her therapist begged her and Brando – who died in 2004 – never to see one another again.They agreed, but broke their promise in 1968 when they worked together in The Night of the Following Day.Rita Dolores Moreno (born Rosa Dolores Alverío; December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican-American actress, dancer and singer.Moreno, known best for her role as Anita in West Side Story, met Brando on the set of his 1954 movie Desiree, when he was 30-years-old and far more experienced than she since she was just 22-years-old at the time.'Just meeting him that first day sent my body temperature skyrocketing as though I had been dropped into a very hot bath, and I went into a full-body blush.
In a new book the actress, the first Hispanic to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar award, recalls how the torrid eight-year affair included suffering through Brando's numerous affairs and a botched abortion."Just meeting him that first day sent my body temperature skyrocketing as though I had been dropped into a very hot bath, and I went into a full-body blush.She won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her portrayal of Anita, the tough but vulnerable girlfriend to the Sharks's gang leader—becoming the first Hispanic actress to win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.After her success with , Moreno took on a range of interesting roles on stage and in films.“He broke my heart and came close to crushing my very spirit with his physical infidelities and, worse, with his emotional betrayals,” she writes. He liked to cuddle with his teenage fans or watch girl-on-girl action. “Maybe Elvis was inhibited by inbred religious prohibitions or an Oedipal complex, or maybe he simply preferred the thrill of a denied release.During their relationship, he married twice and fathered children with his wives. In fact, I was becoming addicted to the challenge of winning him over and over again,” Moreno says. nearly always concluded in a tender tussle on my living-room floor, with Elvis’ pelvis in that famous gyration straining against his taut trousers. Whatever put the brakes on the famous pelvis, it ground to a halt at a certain point and that was it,” she writes.