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Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino ; October 17, 1918 May 14, 1987) was an American dancer and film actress who garnered fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars. Appearing first as Rita Cansino, she agreed to change her name to Rita Hayworth and her hair color to dark red to attract a greater range in roles. Her appeal led to her being featured on the cover of. Magazine five times, beginning in 1940.

The first dancer featured on film as a partner of both the stars Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, Hayworth appeared in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is listed by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 Greatest Stars of All Time. Hayworth was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1918 as Margarita Carmen Cansino , the oldest child of two dancers, Eduardo Cansino, Sr. From Castilleja de la Cuesta, a little town near Seville, Spain, and Volga Hayworth, an American of Irish-English descent who had performed with the Ziegfeld Follies. The Catholic couple had married in 1917.

They also had two sons: Eduardo, Jr. Margarita's father wanted her to become a professional dancer, while her mother hoped she would become an actress. Her paternal grandfather Antonio Cansino was renowned as aish classical dancer; he popularized the bolero and his dancing school in Madrid was world famous. From the time I was three and a half...

As soon as I could stand on my own feet, I was given dance lessons. I didn't like it very much... But I didn't have the courage to tell my father, so I began taking the lessons. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, that was my girlhood.

She attended dance classes every day for a few years in a Carnegie Hall complex, where she was taught by her uncle Angel Cansino. She performed publicly from the age of six. In 1926 at the age of eight, she was featured in. A short film for Warner Bros. In 1927, her father took the family to Hollywood.

He believed that dancing could be featured in the movies and that his family could be part of it. He established his own dance studio.

Where he taught such Hollywood luminaries as James Cagney and Jean Harlow. During the Great Depression, he lost all his investments, as musicals were no longer in vogue and commercial interest in his dancing classes waned. He partnered with his daughter to form "The Dancing Cansinos".

Since under California law, Margarita was too young to work in nightclubs and bars, her father took her with him to work across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. In the early 1930s, it was a popular tourist spot for people from Los Angeles.

Due to her working, Cansino never graduated from high school; she completed ninth grade at Hamilton High in Los Angeles. At the age of 16, Cansino took a bit part in the film. (1934), which led to another in.

(1935) with the Mexican actress Dolores del Río. Cansino danced with her father in such nightspots as the Foreign and the Caliente clubs. Winfield Sheehan, the head of the Fox Film Corporation, saw her dancing at the Caliente Club and quickly arranged for Hayworth to do a screen test a week later. Impressed by her screen persona, Sheehan signed her for a short-term six-month contract at Fox, under the name Rita Cansino, the first of name changes for her film career. During her time at Fox, Cansino appeared in five pictures, in non-notable roles.

By the end of her six-month contract, Fox had merged into 20th Century Fox, with Darryl F. Zanuck serving as the executive producer. Dismissing Sheehan's interest in Cansino, Zanuck did not renew her contract.

Feeling that Cansino had screen potential, the salesman and promoter Edward C. Judson, whom she would marry in 1936, got her the lead roles in several independent films and arranged a screen test with Columbia Pictures. The studio head Harry Cohn signed Cansino to a long-term contract, and cast her in small roles in Columbia features. Often cast as the exotic foreigner, Cansino appeared in several roles in 1935: in. In which she played a Russian dancer.

She was an Argentinian in. And an Egyptian beauty in. In 1936 she took her first starring role as a "Latin type" in. Cohn argued that Cansino's image was too Mediterranean, which reduced her opportunities to being cast in "exotic" roles, more limited in number.

With Cohn and Judson's encouragement, Hayworth changed her hair color to dark red and her name to Rita Hayworth. She had electrolysis to raise her hairline and broaden the appearance of her forehead. By using her mother's maiden name, she led people to see her British-American ancestry and became a classic "American" pin-up. In 1937, Hayworth appeared in five minor Columbia pictures and three minor independent movies. The following year, she appeared in five Columbia B films. In 1939, Cohn pressured director Howard Hawks to use Hayworth for a small but important role as a man-trap in the aviation drama. In which she played opposite Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. Cohn began to see Hayworth as his first and official new star.

The studio never officially had stars under contract, except for Jean Arthur, who was trying to break with it. Cohn began to build Hayworth up in 1940, in features such as. That year she was first featured in a. He loaned Hayworth to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to appear in. While on loan to Warner Brothers, Hayworth appeared as the second female lead in.

(1941), opposite James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland. As the film was a big box-office success, Hayworth's popularity rose; she immediately became one of Hollywood's hottest properties.

Her success led to a supporting role in. (1941), opposite Tyrone Power and Linda Darnell, with Fox, the studio that had dropped her six years before. In one of her most notable screen roles, Hayworth played Doña Sol des Muire, the first of many screen sirens.

This was another box-office hit. You'll Never Get Rich. (1941) opposite Fred Astaire, in one of the highest-budgeted films Columbia had ever made. So successful was the picture that the following year, the studio produced and released another Astaire-Hayworth picture. In 1942, Hayworth also appeared in two other pictures.

During this period, Hayworth was featured in an August 1941. Photo, in which she lounged seductively in a black-lace negligee. Joined World War II in December 1941, the photo made Hayworth one of he top two "pin-up girls" of the war years; the other was the blonde Betty Grable. In 1944, Hayworth made one of her best-known films, the Technicolor musical.

The film established her as Columbia's top star of the 1940s. For three consecutive years, starting in 1944, Hayworth was named one of the top movie box office attractions in the world. She was adept in ballet, tap, ballroom, andish routines. Cohn continued to showcase Hayworth's dance talents; she was the first dancer featured on film to partner with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Columbia featured her in the Technicolor films.

(1945), with Lee Bowman; and. Her erotic appeal was most noted in Charles Vidor's black and white film noir. (1946), with Glenn Ford, which caused censors some consternation. The role, in which Hayworth in black satin performed a legendary one-glove striptease, made her into a cultural icon as a.

While her film was still in release, extensive publicity linked her to a widely covered nuclear bomb test in the South Pacific. Numerous reporters from hundreds of papers across the country were covering preparations in 1946 at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean's Marshall Islands for testing of the first nuclear bomb after World War II.

The United States had been the first nation to use nuclear bombs, against the civilian population of Japan. Reporters publicized that young scientists had put the name of "Gilda" and Hayworth's image on the bomb, alluding to her bombshell status as a film star. Coverage varied widely at the time, but the story stuck that her image had been put on the bomb, and was repeated in her 1987 obituary in. Which readers relied on as fact. Her husband Orson Welles issued a public statement at the time, saying they would be pleased only if this were the last bomb test ever.

Hayworth was furious to be used in this way. Her biographer Barbara Leaming had a later interview with Welles in which he recalled. The angriest was when she found out that theyd put her on the atom bomb. Rita almost went insane, she was so angry.

She was so shocked by it! Rita was the kind of person that kind of thing would hurt more than anybody. She wanted to go to Washington to hold a press conference, but Harry Cohn (president of Columbia Pictures) wouldnt let her because it would be unpatriotic. Recent research documents that only the name "Gilda" was put on the bomb; no image of Hayworth was used. A year later, Hayworth's performance in.

(1947), directed by her husband Orson Welles, was critically acclaimed. The film's failure at the box office was attributed in part to Welles' having had Hayworth's famous red hair cut short and dyed platinum blonde for the role. Cohn had not been consulted and was furious that Hayworth's image was changed. Also in 1947, Hayworth was featured in a. Cover story by Winthrop Sargeant, which led to her nickname as "The "Love Goddess.

This term was adopted and used later as the title of a biopic and of a biography about her. In a 1980s interview, Hayworth said, Everybody else does nude scenes, but I don't. I never made nude movies. I didn't have to do that.

I was provocative, I guess, in some things. But I was not completely exposed. (1948), again with Glenn Ford, was the first film co-produced by Columbia and Hayworth's own production company, The Beckworth Corporation (named for her and Orson's daughter Rebecca); it was Columbia's biggest moneymaker for that year. She received a percentage of the profits from this and all her subsequent films until 1955, when she dissolved Beckworth to pay off debts she owed to Columbia.

Hayworth had a strained relationship with Columbia Pictures for many years. In 1943, she was suspended without pay for nine weeks because she refused to appear in. During this period in Hollywood, actors did not get to choose their films; they were on salary rather than receiving a fixed amount per picture.

She left Hollywood to marry Prince Aly Khan. She was suspended for failing to report to work on the film. In 1952 she refused to report for work because she objected to the script.

I was in Switzerland when they sent me the script for. And I threw it across the room. But I did the picture, and. I came back to Columbia because I wanted to work and first, see, I had to finish that goddamn contract, which is how Harry Cohn. Years after her film career had ended and Cohn was dead, Hayworth still resented her treatment by him and Columbia.

I used to have to punch a time clock at Columbia... Every day of my life. That's what it was like.

I was under exclusive contract, like they owned me... I think he had my dressing room bugged... He was very possessive of me as a person, he didn't want me to go out with anybody, have any friends. No one can live that way.

You want to know what I think of Harry Cohn? Hayworth resented that the studio failed to train her to sing or to encourage her to learn how to sing. Although she appeared to sing in many of her films, she was usually dubbed. As the public did not know the secret, she was embarrassed to be asked to sing by troops at USO shows. I wanted to study singing, but Harry Cohn kept saying,'Who needs it?

And the studio wouldn't pay for it. They had me so intimidated that I couldn't have done it anyway.

They always said,'Oh, no, we can't let you do it. There's no time for that; it has to be done right now! I was under contract, and that was it. Cohn had a reputation as a taskmaster, but he had his own criticisms of Hayworth.

He had invested heavily in her before she began a reckless affair with the married Aly Khan, and it could have caused a backlash against her career and Columbia's success. For instance, an article in the British.

Called for a boycott of Hayworth's films. It said, Hollywood must be told its already tarnished reputation will sink to rock bottom if it restores this reckless woman to a place among its stars.

Cohn expressed his frustration with Hayworth's judgment in an interview with. Hayworth might be worth ten million dollars today easily! She owned 25% of the profits with her own company and had hit after hit and she had to get married and had to get out of the business and took a suspension because she fell in love again!

In five years, at two pictures a year, at 25%! Think of what she could have made! But she didn't make pictures!

She took two or three suspensions! She got mixed up with different characters! (1952) with favorite co-star Glenn Ford; and in 1953 had two films released. With Charles Laughton and Stewart Granger; and.

With José Ferrer and Aldo Ray. Her performance in the latter film won critical acclaim. She was off the big screen for another four years, due mainly to a tumultuous marriage to the singer Dick Haymes. (1957) with Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon, and her last musical. (1957) with Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak, Hayworth finally left Columbia.

She received good reviews for her acting in. (1958), with Burt Lancaster and David Niven, and. The Story on Page One. She continued working throughout the 1960s. In 1962, her planned Broadway debut in.

Was cancelled for undisclosed health reasons. She continued to act in films until the early 1970s. She made a well-publicized 1971 television appearance on.

Hayworth was a top glamour girl in the 1940s, a pin-up girl for military servicemen and a beauty icon for women. At 5'6 (168 cm) and 120 lb (55 kgs) she was tall enough for her height to be a concern for dancing partners such as Fred Astaire.

Hayworth got her big motion picture break because she was willing to change her hair color, whereas other actresses were not. She reportedly changed her hair color eight times in eight movies.

In 1949 Hayworth's lips were voted best in the world by the Artists League of America. She had a modeling contract with Max Factor to promote its Tru-Color lipsticks and Pan-Stik make-up. Barbara Leaming writes in her biography of Hayworth. If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth.

(1989) that, due to her fondness for alcohol and the stresses of her life, Hayworth aged before her time. Re-appearing in New York in 1956 to begin work on her first film in three years, Hayworth was described by the following: despite the artfully applied make-up and shoulder-length red hair, there was no concealing the ravages of drink and stress. Deep lines had crept around her eyes and mouth, and she appeared worn, exhausted, older than her thirty-eight years. Leaming wrote that during the filming of. Hayworth heard a comment that she should hurry up as no amount of time was going to make her look any younger.

In San Francisco the following year filming. She was signing autographs when she heard a fan say, She looks so old. In 1941 Hayworth said she was the antithesis of the characters she played.

And I suffer from an inferiority complex. " She once complained that "[M]en fell in love with Gilda, but they wake up with me. In 1970 she remarked that the only films she could watch without laughing were the dance musicals she made with Fred Astaire. "I guess the only jewels of my life, " Hayworth said, were the pictures I made with Fred Astaire.

Hayworth's two younger brothers, Vernon and Eduardo Cansino, Jr. Both served in World War II. Army in 1946 with several medals, including the Purple Heart, and later married Susan Vail, a dancer. Followed Hayworth into acting; he was also under contract with Columbia Pictures.

In 1950 he made his screen debut in. Hayworth was married and divorced five times. Edward Charles Judson (19371942): When Hayworth was 18, she married Edward Judson in 1937, an oilman turned promoter who was more than twice her age. They eloped in Las Vegas. He had played a major role in launching her acting career.

A shrewd businessman, he was domineering and became her manager for months before he proposed. She filed for divorce from him on February 24, 1942, with the complaint of cruelty. She noted to the press that his work took him to Oklahoma and Texas, while she lived and worked in Hollywood. Judson was as old as her father, who was enraged by the marriage, which caused a rift between Hayworth and her parents until the divorce. Judson had failed to tell Hayworth before they married that he had previously been twice married.

She asked her friend, Hermes Pan, if she could eat at his home. Orson Welles (19431948): Hayworth married Orson Welles on September 7, 1943.

None of her colleagues knew about the planned marriage (before a judge) until she announced it the day before they got married. For the civil ceremony, she wore a beige suit, ruffled white blouse, and a veil.

They had a daughter, Rebecca (19442004). They struggled in their marriage. Hayworth said that Welles did not want to be tied down. During the entire period of our marriage he showed no interest in establishing a home. When I suggested purchasing a home, he told me he didn't want the responsibility.

Welles told me he never should have married in the first place; that it interfered with his freedom in his way of life. Prince Aly Khan (19491953): In 1948 she left her film career to marry Prince Aly Khan a son of Sultan Mahommed Shah, Aga Khan III, the leader of the Ismaili sect of Shia Islam. They were married on May 27, 1949. Her bridal trousseau was Dior's New Look. Aly Khan and his family were heavily involved in horse racing, owning and racing horses.

Hayworth had no interest in the sport but became a member of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. Her filly Double Rose won several races in France and notably finished second in the 1949 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. In 1951, while still married to Hayworth, Khan was spotted dancing with the actress Joan Fontaine in the nightclub where he and his wife had met. Hayworth threatened to divorce him in Reno, Nevada. In early May she moved to Nevada to establish legal residence to qualify for a divorce.

She stayed at Lake Tahoe with their daughter, saying there was a threat that the child would be kidnapped. Hayworth filed for divorce from Khan on September 2, 1951, on the grounds of extreme cruelty, entirely mental in nature. Hayworth once said she might convert to Islam but did not. During the custody fight over their daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the Prince said he wanted her raised as a Muslim; Hayworth (who had been raised a Roman Catholic) wanted the child to be a Christian. "Nothing will make me give up Yasmin's chance to live here in America among our precious freedoms and habits, " declared Hayworth.

While I respect the Muslim faith and all other faiths it is my earnest wish that my daughter be raised as a normal, healthy American girl in the Christian faith. There just isn't anything else in the world that can compare with her sacred chance to do that. And I'm going to give it to Yasmin regardless of what it costs.

Dick Haymes (19531955): When Hayworth and Haymes first met, he was still married and his singing career was waning. When she showed up at the clubs, he got a larger audience. His financial problems were so bad he could not return to California without being arrested. Hayworth ended up paying most of Haymes's debts. Haymes was born in Argentina, and did not have solid proof of American citizenship.

Not long after he met Hayworth, US officials initiated proceedings to have him deported to Argentina for being an illegal alien. He hoped Hayworth could influence the government and keep him in the United States. When she assumed responsibility for his citizenship, a bond was formed that led to marriage. The two were married on September 24, 1953 at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, and their wedding procession went through the casino. From the start of their marriage, Haymes was deeply indebted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). When Hayworth took time off from attending his comeback performances in Philadelphia, the audiences sharply declined.

At one point, the couple was effectively imprisoned in a hotel room for 24 hours in Manhattan at the Hotel Madison as sheriff's deputies waited outside threatening to arrest Haymes for outstanding debts. At the same time, Hayworth was fighting a severe custody battle with Khan, during which she reported death threats against their children. While living in New York, Hayworth sent the children to live with their nanny in Westchester County. They were found and photographed by a reporter from.

After a tumultuous two years together, Haymes struck Hayworth in the face in 1955 in public at the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles. The assault and crisis shook her, and her doctor ordered her to remain in bed for several days. She had failed to gain child support from Aly Khan. This effort was unsuccessful and added to her stress.

James Hill (19581961): Hayworth began a relationship with film producer James Hill, whom she went on to marry on February 2, 1958. He put her in one of her last major films. On September 1, 1961, Hayworth filed for divorce, alleging extreme mental cruelty. In which he suggested their marriage collapsed because he wanted Hayworth to continue making movies, while she wanted them both to retire from Hollywood.

Charlton Heston writes about Hayworth's brief marriage to Hill. One night Heston and his wife Lydia joined the couple for dinner at a restaurant in Spain, with the director George Marshall and the actor Rex Harrison, Hayworth's co-star in.

Heston wrote that the occasion "turned into the single most embarrassing evening of my life", describing how Hill heaped "obscene abuse" on Hayworth until she was "reduced to a helpless flood of tears, her face buried in her hands". Heston writes how the others sat stunned, witnesses to a "marital massacre" and, though he was "strongly tempted to slug him" (Hill), Heston left with his wife Lydia after she stood up, almost in tears. Heston wrote, I'm ashamed of walking away from Miss Hayworth's humiliation. I never saw her again. Hayworth struggled with alcohol throughout her life.

Her daughter Yasmin Aga Khan said. I remember as a child that she had a drinking problem. She had difficulty coping with the ups and downs of the business...

As a child, I thought,'She has a drinking problem and she's an alcoholic. That was very clear and I thought,'Well, there's not much I can do.

I can just, sort of, stand by and watch. It's very difficult, seeing your mother, going through her emotional problems and drinking and then behaving in that manner...

Her condition became quite bad. It worsened and she did have an alcoholic breakdown and landed in the hospital. The experience exposed her poor health and worsening mental state.

As she could not remember lines, they filmed her scenes one line at a time. The following year Hayworth agreed to do one more movie. In March 1974, both her brothers died within a week of each other, which caused her great sadness and led to heavy drinking.

In 1976 at London's Heathrow Airport, Hayworth was removed from a TWA flight after having an angry outburst while traveling with her agent. "Miss Hayworth had been drinking when she boarded the plane, " revealed a TWA flight attendant, and had several free drinks during the flight. The event attracted much negative publicity; a disturbing photograph was published in newspapers.

Hayworth's alcoholism hid symptoms of what was eventually understood to be Alzheimer's disease. For several years in the 1970s, she had been misdiagnosed as an alcoholic.

" "It was the outbursts, " said her daughter, "She'd fly into a rage. I can't tell you. I thought it was alcoholism-alcoholic dementia. The papers picked that up, of course. You can't imagine the relief just in getting a diagnosis. We had a name at last, Alzheimer's! Of course, that didn't really come until the last seven or eight years. She wasn't diagnosed as having Alzheimer's until 1980. There were two decades of hell before that.

In July 1981, Hayworth's health had deteriorated to the point where a judge in Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that she should be placed under the care of her daughter, Princess Yasmin Khan of New York City. Hayworth lived in an apartment at The San Remo on Central Park West next to her daughter, who arranged for care for her mother through her final years. Rita Hayworth lapsed into a semicoma in February 1987. She died at age 68 from Alzheimer's disease a few months later on May 14, 1987.

A funeral service was held on May 19, 1987, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills. Pallbearers included actors Ricardo Montalbán, Glenn Ford, Don Ameche and the choreographer Hermes Pan. She was interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. Her headstone includes the inscription: To yesterday's companionship and tomorrow's reunion. "Rita Hayworth was one of our country's most beloved stars", said President Ronald Reagan, who had been an actor at the same time as Hayworth.

Glamorous and talented, she gave us many wonderful moments on stage and screen and delighted audiences from the time she was a young girl. In her later years, Rita became known for her struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

Her courage and candor, and that of her family, were a great public service in bringing worldwide attention to a disease which we all hope will soon be cured. Nancy and I are saddened by Rita's death. She was a friend who we will miss. We extend our deep sympathy to her family.

Nomination for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama in. , which also featured John Wayne. 1977, National Screen Heritage Award.

Hayworth is included as one of the American Film Institute's Greatest Stars of All Time. A fund raiser for the Alzheimer's Association is named in her honor by her daughter, Yasmin Aga Khan, who has been the hostess for these events and a major sponsor of Alzheimer's Disease charities and awareness programs. I Remember Better When I Paint. (2009) describes how Hayworth took up painting while struggling with Alzheimer's and produced art.

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