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American director and film actress

Rita Hayworth is ...

Dead
Born 17 Oct 1918 in New York City
Died 14 May 1987 in Upper West Side
Age68 years, 6 months
CauseAlzheimer's disease
Height1.68m (5 ft, 6 in)
Correction?
Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth
Original publicity portrait of Rita Hayworth from the film Down to Earth (1947)

About Rita Hayworth

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. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II. Hayworth is perhaps best known for her performance in the 1946 film noir, Gilda, opposite Glenn Ford, in which she played the femme fatale in her first major dramatic role. Fred Astaire, with whom she made two films, called her his favorite dance partner. Her greatest success was in the Technicolor musical Cover Girl (1944), with Gene Kelly. 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. In 1980, Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, which contributed to her death at age 68. The public disclosure and discussion of her illness drew attention to Alzheimer's, and helped to increase public and private funding for Alzheimer's research.

She is also known as Margarita Carmen Cansino.

Death

Rita Hayworth lapsed into a semicoma in February 1987. She died at age 68 from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease three months later on May 14, 1987, at her home in Manhattan. President Ronald Reagan, who had been one of Hayworth's contemporaries in Hollywood, issued a statement:

Films

Rita Hayworth has worked on the following films:

Circus World
1964 film by Henry Hathaway
1964
Pal Joey
1957 American musical film
1957
Blood and Sand
1941 film by Budd Boetticher, Rouben Mamoulian
1941
Meet Nero Wolfe
1936 film by Herbert Biberman
1936
You Were Never Lovelier
1942 film by William A. Seiter
1942
Tales of Manhattan
1942 film by Julien Duvivier
1942
You'll Never Get Rich
1941 film by Sidney Lanfield
1941
The Money Trap
1966 film by Burt Kennedy
1966
Cover Girl
1944 American musical film
1944
Salome
1953 film by William Dieterle
1953
Separate Tables
1958 film by Delbert Mann
1958
Road to Salina
1970 film by Georges Lautner
1970
Tonight and Every Night
1945 film by Victor Saville
1945
Dangerous When Wet
1953 film by Charles Walters
1953
My Gal Sal
1942 film by Irving Cummings
1942
Affair in Trinidad
1952 film by Vincent Sherman
1952
They Came to Cordura
1959 film by Robert Rossen
1959
Susan and God
1940 film by George Cukor
1940
Miss Sadie Thompson
1953 film by Curtis Bernhardt
1953
Fire Down Below
1957 film by Robert Parrish
1957
Criminals of the Air
1937 film by Charles C. Coleman
1937
Angels Over Broadway
1940 film by Ben Hecht, Lee Garmes
1940
Dancing Pirate
1936 film by Lloyd Corrigan
1936
Dante's Inferno
1935 film by Harry Lachman
1935
Down to Earth
1947 musical comedy film
1947
Music in My Heart
1940 film by Joseph Santley
1940
The Loves of Carmen
1948 film by Charles Vidor
1948
The Lady in Question
1940 film by Charles Vidor
1940
The Story on Page One
1959 film by Clifford Odets
1960
The Wrath of God
1972 film by Ralph Nelson
1972
There's Always a Woman
1938 film by Alexander Hall
1938
Blondie
1938 movie and first of a series of movies based on the comic strip Blondie
1938
The Happy Thieves
1961 American crime/comedy-drama film
1961
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
1939 film by Peter Godfrey
1939
Sons of Satan
1968 film by Duccio Tessari
1968
Hit the Saddle
1937 film by Mack V. Wright, George Blair
1937
Affectionately Yours
1941 film by Lloyd Bacon
1941
The Renegade Ranger
1938 film by David Howard
1938
Charlie Chan in Egypt
1935 Charlie Chan film
1935
Under the Pampas Moon
1935 film by James Tinling
1935
Canciones para después de una guerra
1971 film by Basilio Martín Patino
1971
The Shadow
1937 film by Charles C. Coleman
1937
Paid to Dance
1937 film by Charles C. Coleman
1937
Blondie on a Budget
1940 film by Frank R. Strayer
1940
The Rover
1967 film by Terence Young
1967
Paddy O'Day
1935 film by Lewis Seiler
1935
Girls Can Play
1937 American drama film
1937
The Game That Kills
1937 film by D. Ross Lederman
1937
Rebellion
1936 film
1936
Homicide Bureau
1939 film by Charles C. Coleman
1939
Trouble in Texas
1937 film by Robert N. Bradbury
1937
The Love Goddesses
1965 film by Saul J. Turell
1965
Who Killed Gail Preston?
1938
Convicted
1938 American action film
1938
Human Cargo
1936 film by Allan Dwan
1936
Special Inspector
1938
Juvenile Court
1938 film by D. Ross Lederman
1938
Old Louisiana
1937 film by Irvin Willat
1937
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 6
1940