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Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino)

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Spanish dancer Eduardo Cansino's daughter Margarita studied dancing beginning in her girlhood. At age 12, the mature-looking Rita joined Eduardo's stage act, in which she was spotted three years later by Fox studio head Winfield R. Sheehan, leading to her first studio contract and film debut at age 16 in Dante's Inferno (1935). Fox dropped her after five small roles, but expert, exploitative promotion by her first husband Edward Judson soon brought Rita a new contract at Columbia Pictures, where studio head Harry Cohn changed her surname to Hayworth and approved raising her hairline by electrolysis. Read more...

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Character: Carmen Serano

Trouble in Texas 1937

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Character: Judy MacPherson

Only Angels Have Wings 1939

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Character: Patricia O'Malley

Music in My Heart 1940

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Character: Nina Barona

Angels Over Broadway 1940

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Character: Joan Forrester

Blondie on a Budget 1940

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Character: Dona Sol

Blood and Sand 1941

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Character: Irene Malcolm

Affectionately Yours 1941

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Character: Maria Acuña

You Were Never Lovelier 1942

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Character: Ethel Halloway

Tales of Manhattan 1942

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Character: Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks

Cover Girl 1944

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Character: Rosalind Bruce

Tonight and Every Night 1945

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Character: Elsa Bannister

The Lady from Shanghai 1947

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Character: Terpsichore / Kitty Pendleton

Down to Earth 1947

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Character: Vera Prentice-Simpson

Pal Joey 1957

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Character: Josephine Brown / Jo Morris

The Story on Page One 1959

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Character: Lili Alfredo

Circus World 1964

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Character: Monique Marko

Poppies Are Also Flowers 1966

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Character: Señora De La Plata

The Wrath of God 1972

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Character: Adelaide Geary

They Came to Cordura 1959

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Character: Herself / Gilda

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