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Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda. She is listed as one of the top 25 female motion picture stars of all time in the American Film Institute's survey, AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars.

Fact file

  • Born: Margarita Carmen Cansino October 17, 1918 Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
  • Died: May 14, 1987 (aged 68) Manhattan, New York, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Alzheimer's disease
  • Resting place: Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actress, dancer
  • Years active: 1931–1972
  • Spouse(s): Edward C. Judson (married 1937–1942) Orson Welles (married 1943–1947) Prince Aly Khan (married 1949–1953) Dick Haymes (married 1953–1955) James Hill (married 1958–1961)
  • Children: Rebecca Welles Manning (1944–2004) Yasmin Aga Khan (b. December 28, 1949)
  • Parent(s): Eduardo Cansino, Sr. Volga Hayworth
  • Relatives: Eduardo Cansino, Jr. (brother) Richard Cansino (nephew)

Read more about Rita Hayworth at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2018-10-16 17:09:25
Long before Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria, there was Rita Hayworth. The dancer-actress, born Margarita Carmen Cansino, would have been 100 on Wednesday, and even fans of classic Hollywood may not realize how extraordinary her career was. She was the No. 1 box office star of Columbia Pictures in the ...

New MPAA chief Charles Rivkin aims to be a diplomat for Hollywood at an uncertain time
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-09-02 13:00:00
Upon arriving in Paris as the new U.S. ambassador to France and Monaco in 2009, Charles Rivkin used his show business pedigree to charm President Nicolas Sarkozy with a gift: a framed poster of Rita Hayworth. It was a smooth move for Rivkin, whom President Obama chose for the role ...

Historic Hayworth Theatre is entering a new stage of life
LA Times Entertainme, 2014-03-13 12:30:00
Landmark Hayworth Theatre near MacArthur Park is bought by TV creator Jenji Kohan ('Orange Is the New Black,' 'Weeds') for $4 million.The historic Hayworth Theatre, a Spanish colonial-style building named after actress Rita Hayworth, has changed its identity many times since it opened in 1926 on Wilshire Boulevard near MacArthur ...

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