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Ooh La La! Rita Moreno With Daughter Fernanda Show Strong Family Connection At Peabody Awards, But Do They Look Alike?

Date May 20, 2019 15:37

Some people may still remember the cute mother and daughter duo, the broadway star Rita Moreno and her daughter Fernanda Luisa Gordon. The latter appeared in many of her mother’s shows as a singer-dancer. Both women show their strong family connection anytime they step out.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her biggest challenge

After the Academy Award-winning actress lost her husband, Leonard Gordon, almost a decade ago, she had to face a lot of difficulties.

The legendary actress admitted she felt so empty inside after Leonard’s passing. She also felt overwhelmed because her husband was the one who handled everything in their family.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rita revealed that her biggest challenge was to take care of her finances and insurance, and said she knew she had to be strong for the sake of their daughter and two grandsons.

Although it took her a lot of time and effort to learn how to deal with the paperwork, Rita is now in full control of her life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Proud momma

Rita and her daughter Fernanda recently attended the Peabody Awards as the legendary actress made history after being honored with the Peabody Career Achievement Award. Fans were quick to notice the strong resemblance between them.

Having previously won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony, Rita is the first Latina to achieve PEGOT status.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In her acceptance speech, Rita gave credit to her mother, a "sweatshop seamstress," who fought to break down barriers after moving to New York City and dedicated the award to her.

Her daughter

Born to Rita and Leonard, Fernanda is an American actress who rose to fame from her roles in TV series, An Inconvenient Woman, and The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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From a young age, Fernanda showed a natural tendency for performing arts. But before becoming a TV actress, she got to perform alongside her mother on stage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actress is also a jewelry designer and freelance graphic designer. She lives with her husband David Tyler Fisher and their two children, Justin and Cameron Fisher, in California.

Rita Moreno is such unique talent, and it appears she has passed it on to Fernanda. Like mother, like daughter!