Famous People: Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinson’s Disease. The Schizies : Becky Guiler , Misty Mahan, Renee Pittman, and Keima Thomas. Rita Hayworth. And Alzheimer’s Disease. Who was Rita Hayworth? Background and Interesting Facts.
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Born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17,1918 in Brooklyn, New York
Father was Spanish flamenco dancer Eduardo Cansino Sr.
Mother was English/Irish American Ziegfeld girl Volga Haworth (one of Florenz Ziegfeld’s chorus girls or showgirls)
In Barbara Leaming’s Rita Hayworth biography "If This Was Happiness“, Learning claims that as a child and teenager, Rita’s father sexually and physically abused Rita.
Father pushed her into dancing, even though she did not enjoy it.
Performed with parents in New York bars and nightclubs and then in California and Mexican resorts and nightclubs
Father would lock her in her dressing room to keep her from crowds between shows.
In 1946 her image and the name Gilda were painted onto the first atomic bomb that was tested after World War II. According to Steve Starrfrom Entertainment Magazine, “Rita was furious”.
Some of other well known films include Dante’s Inferno (1935), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Susan and God (1940), The Strawberry Blonde (1941), You Were Never Lovelier (1942), the musical Cover Girl (1944), Affair In Trinidad (1952), Salome (1953), Pal Joey (1957), and Separate Tables (1958).
Some of the actors that Rita Hayworth worked with include Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, James Cagney, Fred Astaire, Glenn Ford, Frank Sinatra, and John Wayne.
Made an appearance on The Carol Burnett Show in 1971.
Her last film was in 1972 – The Wrath of God
Was born as Michael Andrew Fox on June 9, 1961. He is a Canadian/ American film and television star. His roles include Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990); Alex P. Keaton from the Family Ties (1982-1989), for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty from Spin City (1996-2000), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.Michael J. Fox