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Rita Hayworth

Birthdate: 17. October 1918
Date of death: 14. May 1987

Rita Hayworth was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "The 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, once called her his favorite dance partner. Her greatest success was in the Technicolor musical Cover Girl , 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, which was largely unknown by most people at the time, and helped to increase public and private funding for Alzheimer's research. Wikipedia

Quotes Rita Hayworth

„Nobody makes up my mind for me. They used to at Columbia.“

—  Rita Hayworth

As quoted in "Rita Remains Striking, Trim, Busy" in The Palm Beach Post (16 October 1969) http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1964&dat=19691016&id=MHwyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=j7UFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2776,5246577

„I've had a lot of unhappiness in my life — and a lot of happiness. Who doesn't?“

—  Rita Hayworth

AP reports, (1 November 1963)
Context: I've had a lot of unhappiness in my life — and a lot of happiness. Who doesn't? Maybe I've learned enough to be able to guide my daughters.

„I never made nude movies. I didn't have to do that. I danced.“

—  Rita Hayworth

As quoted in "Rita Remains Striking, Trim, Busy" in The Palm Beach Post (16 October 1969)]
Context: Everybody else does nude scenes, but I don't. I never made nude movies. I didn't have to do that. I danced. … I was provocative, I guess in some things. But I was not completely exposed.

„Men fell in love with Gilda, but they wake up with me.“

—  Rita Hayworth

As quoted in Rita Hayworth : Portrait of a Love Goddess (1977) by John Kobal

„Perhaps if we thought for a second of the classic, simple elegance of the Spanish lady it might help us to be "simply" ourselves.“

—  Rita Hayworth

Article written as guest columnist for Arlene Dahl, headlined "Rita Hayworth Sees Simplicity As Part Of Beauty" in The Toledo Blade (11 March 1964)

„I have always felt that one of the secrets of real beauty is simplicity.“

—  Rita Hayworth

Article written as guest columnist for Arlene Dahl, headlined "Rita Hayworth Sees Simplicity As Part Of Beauty" in The Toledo Blade (11 March 1964) http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19640311&id=AP1OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WAEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7406,218312

„Movies were much better in the days when I was doing them.“

—  Rita Hayworth

As quoted in St. Petersburg Times (23 June 1968)

„I'm an afternoon person.“

—  Rita Hayworth

As quoted in St. Petersburg Times (23 June 1968)

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