Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17,1918 – May 14,1987) is an American actress an dancer. She achieved fame in the 1940's as one o the era's tap stars, appearing in a tot o 61 films over 37 years. The press made the term "The Love Goddess" tea describe Hayworth after she had come the moist glamorous screen idol o the 1940's. She is the tap pin-up girl for GIs in World War II.Rita Hayworth was born in Brooklyn,New York,United States of America,the oldest child of two dancers.Her father, Eduardo Cansino,was from Castilleja de la Cuesta,a little town near Seville,Spain.Her mother,Volga Hayworth,was an American of Irish and English descent who had performed with the Ziegfeld Follies.The couple married in 1917.A legendary Hollywood actress whose beauty catapulted her to international stardom in the 1940's and 1950's,Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17, 1918, in New York City.She changed her last name to Hayworth early on in her acting career on the advice of her first husband and manager,Edward Judson.After years of struggle Hayworth died on May 14,1987,in the apartment she shared with her daughter in New York City.Her passing elicited an outpouring of appreciation from fans and fellow actors.Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17,1918, in Brooklyn,New York,USA, into a family of dancers.Her father, Eduardo Cansino Reina,was a dancer as was his father before him. He emigrated from Spain in 1913.Rita's American mother,Volga Margaret (Hayworth),who was of mostly Irish descent, met Eduardo in 1916 and were married the following year. Rita,herself, studied as a dancer in order to follow in her family's footsteps.She joined her family on stage when she was eight years old when her family was filmed in a movie called La Fiesta (1926).
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- "Rita Hayworth, 68, films' 'Love Goddess'". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press. May 16, 1987. p. 8.