Mar 7, 2013 — Moreno made her mark in musicals like Singin' in the Rain and The King and I before winning an Oscar for her unforgettable turn as Anita in West Side Story. Her new memoir tells the story of how a girl born in Puerto Rico and raised in Harlem made it all the way to Hollywood.
Dec 13, 2012 — Susan Stamberg presents the year's best books, picked by independent booksellers around the country. Selections range from gritty, free-verse fairy tales to ballerina photographs and a grim Southern story about a small town that would rather its ghosts remain at rest.
Nov 26, 2012 — Jordan Matter's Dancers Among Us shows artists performing in unexpected places. It appears at No. 9.
Mar 7, 2012 — Joan Myers Brown grew up in a time of rigid segregation, both in life and dance. Brenda Dixon Gottschild, author of Joan Myers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina, talks with NPR's Michel Martin about how Brown tackled racial barriers in the ballet world.
May 25, 2007 — Daytime television star Victoria Rowell spent her early life going from home to home in the foster care system. In her new book she talks about those experiences and the women who cared for her.
Nov 27, 2006 — This baker's dozen of picks for the booklovers on your list spans a range from American masters to Mexican pinups, panoramas to punk rock, cartoons to caterpillars. Why ask why? Enjoy!
Apr 24, 2005 — At the New Amsterdam Theater on 42nd Street, once home to the Ziegfeld Follies, the oldest living Ziegfeld girl recently took the stage for a charity event. Doris Eaton Travis is 101. She tells Jeff Lunden about her long life and career.