Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino in Manhattan, New
York) (October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987)
Rita Hayworth was featured in over 60 films throughout her 37-year
career. She performed publicly as a dancer at the age of six.
Hayworth is most known for her performance in the 1946 film noir,
Gilda, opposite Glenn Ford in her first major dramatic role.
In 1980 Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, which
contributed to her death at age 68.