Rita Moreno dated Elvis Presley for revenge for cheating on Marlon Brando

By Becca Longmire.

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Rita Moreno got her own back on Marlon Brando after he cheated on her.

The 89-year-old stopped by and chatted with the hosts of “The View” on Wednesday about her on / off eight-year relationship with the “Godfather” star.

Moreno, who met Brando on the set of “Désirée” when she was 22, recounted: “I found lingerie in his house, and of course I was crushed, and I went home in tears – really, I was naive – and I was too. angry, just furious.The next day the phone rings and I hear ‘Miss Marina?’ I said, ‘Uh, yeah?’

“‘This is Colonel Parker, my client is Elvis Presley, and Elvis saw you at the 20th Century Fox Commissioner, and he liked what he saw.”

“I said ‘Oh?’ and he said, ‘And he would very much like to meet you. Would you like to meet him?’ “the actress continued.” And I thought of those panties, and I said, ‘Yes, I would!’ “

Marlon Brando and Rita Moreno on the set of the film
Marlon Brando and Rita Moreno on the set of the movie “Desiree”, 1954. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox / Getty Images)

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Moreno explained how she “dated [Elvis] several times “and thought he was” sweet but boring. “

The “West Side Story” star said: “He was cute, but he was a boy in the country. So at least when [Brando] found out it did not take long. He started throwing chairs. He was so angry. It was wonderful. And I just sat there while he threw chairs and continued. “

Moreno has promoted his new documentary “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It”, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2021 earlier this year and is now streaming on Netflix.

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She said in the doc of Brando, according to People: “He was the father I could not please. I did not know, I was not aware of it at all. But it was him I wanted to please, it was him I wanted to marry. ”


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