Monday, January 9, 2017

Ms. Rita Moreno

Ms. Rita Moreno
2625 Alcatraz Ave.  #326
Berkeley, CA  94705

Dear Ms. Moreno,

My name is Matt Winick and I’m a huge fan of your acting. My favorite movie that you played in was Westside Story.  I enjoyed Westside Story because I enjoyed the plot of the musical drama movie about two gangs called the Jets and The Sharks having a war against each other while Tony, a member of the Jets fall in love with Maria, who is Bernardo’s young sisters.  I enjoyed your character Anta, Bernardo’s girl because I liked on how you made her have a sense of humor while caring for her best friend Maria.  My favorite song that you sang in The West Side Story is America because you and Mr. George Chakiris did an excellent job making Bernardo and Anita a great singing couple, made the song have some funny reasons about America, and I enjoyed the dance performance.   As a result of playing in West Side Story, I was proud on how you won the Oscars for Best Supporting Actress in 1962 and congrats on winning it because I’m proud on how you worked hard on making music including acting great in the movie. After your role in music, I enjoyed watching HBO tv series called OZ.   The plot of Oz was interesting because I liked the story about a fictional prison called Oswald State Correctional Facility (OZ) where there are different prisoners ranging from different races including different criminal background on how they deal with life in prison and how the prison staff has to deal with politics.  In Oz, I thought you did an excellent job portraying Sister Pete Marie because I liked on how you expanded her traits like willing to help prisoners reform through therapy when they face different struggles, willing to work with  McManus to find ways to improve the facilities like have treatment programs to help reduce drug addiction including find ways to protect people who are different races from hate-crime, and many others. Another thing that I really liked about Sister Pete was on how she worked hard to continue to do good when there was obstacles like disagreement with political system, when inmates would not be willing to reform, and many others.

Besides your acting career, I really like on how you are an advocate to continue to fund the arts to help make education diverse, support people with disabilities’ rights, and the need to make diversity a better place.  Ms. Moreno, I have Autism with a learning disability.  Having a disability is hard for  me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased.  Your commitment to be a strong supporter of diversity and be an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  On Youtube, I really enjoyed watching you on American Film Institute where you explain about how the West Side Story became an interesting movie and I enjoyed watching an episode of CBS Talk Show West Side Story Reunion where it included you, Russ Tamblyn, and George Chakiris where you explain what it was like filming West Side Story, how they felt when it won some Oscars, and share some of your favorite memories about the dancing. 

Ms. Moreno, I strongly believe that  you are a very talented actress and as a music performer.  I’m amazed on how you worked hard to make West Side Story a great drama/musical movie.  You have inspires me to work hard on my disability and be a fan of your role as an actress.  Here is a birthday card wishing you a Happy Birthday for December 11th and $5 as a gift to you to donate money to fund the arts. Another thing is here is a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, doing an excellent job in acting, and inspiring me.  I wish you well for the future and to continue to make films with tv shows great to watch. Also I want to wish you a Happy Birthday.


Matt Winick

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