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Tears of joy

Rita MorenoAcademy AwardsDebbie Allen
Karen Olivo, who won featured actress in a musical as fiery Anita in "West Side Story," was so overcome with emotion that she could barely speak after thanking her cast mates and her husband. Olivo accomplished a feat that her predecessors, Chita Rivera and Debbie Allen, could not. Rivera,... Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images