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Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth


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The Happy... Rita Hayworth, Rex Harrison. A dapper art thief enraptures a wealthy duchess in... more info $11.45was $19.95 Buy Now

The Cats ... In what would be one of her final roles, Rita Hayworth (Gilda) plays the... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: May 14, 1987
Born: October 17, 1918 Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) as Herself (Archival Footage)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Circle (1976)
The Naked Zoo (1970) as Mrs. Golden
The Bastard (1968) as Martha
A criminal seeks vengeance when his double-dealing brother steals his jewels and mutilates his shooting hand.
Head (1968) as
A plotless collection of various musical encounters and adventures by the famous rock band The Monkees which follows Davy, Peter, Mike and Mickey as they travel through an assortment of places in search of meaning.
The Money Trap (1966) as Rosalie Kenny
A cop with financial problems turns crooked.
Circus World (1964) as Lili Alfredo
Circus owner Matt Masters is beset by disasters as he attempts a European tour of his circus. At the same time, he is caught in an emotional bind between his adopted daughter and her mother.
The Happy Thieves (1961) as Eve Lewis
A worldly art thief gets mixed up with murder.
They Came to Cordura (1959) as Adelaide Geary
Six American military heroes in Mexico fight treacherous conditions to get back to their base.
The Story on Page One (1959) as Jo Morris
A woman and her lover are accused of murdering her abusive husband, and in trial are defended by a drunken, bankrupt lawyer who can resurrect his career with this case.
Separate Tables (1958) as Anne Shankland
The boarders at an English resort struggle with emotional problems.
Pal Joey (1957) as Vera Simpson
An opportunistic singer woos a wealthy widow to boost his career.
Fire Down Below (1957) as Irena
Partners in a tramp steamer both fall for a mysterious lady passenger.
Miss Sadie Thompson (1954) as Sadie Thompson
A moralist sets out to reform the legendary South Seas floozy.
Salome (1953) as Princess Salome
Herod's stepdaughter discovers Christianity through her love for a Roman centurion.
Affair in Trinidad (1952) as Chris Emery
A nightclub singer enlists her brother-in-law to track down her husband's killer.
The Loves of Carmen (1948) as Carmen
A Gypsy temptress seduces an innocent young officer, and then dumps him for another man.
The Lady from Shanghai (1948) as Elsa Bannister
A romantic drifter gets caught between a corrupt tycoon and his voluptuous wife.
Down to Earth (1947) as Terpsichore, also known as Kitty Pendelton
The goddess of the dance comes to Earth to take over a musical lampooning the gods.
Gilda (1946) as Gilda [Mundson]
A gambler discovers an old flame in South America, but she's married to his new boss.
Tonight and Every Night (1945) as Rosalind Bruce
An American girl falls for an RAF pilot while performing at a British music hall.
Cover Girl (1944) as Rusty Parker
A nightclub dancer makes it big in modeling, leaving her dancer boyfriend behind.
You Were Never Lovelier (1942) as Maria Acuna
An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer.
Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Ethel [Halloway]
New Yorkers from all walks of life come into contact with a supposedly cursed tailcoat.
My Gal Sal (1942) as Sally Elliott
A chronicle of songwriter Paul Dresser as he moves up into New York society.
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) as Virginia Brush
A man''''s infatuation with a gold-digging beauty continues after his marriage.
Blood and Sand (1941) as Doña Sol [de Muira]
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.
You'll Never Get Rich (1941) as Sheila Winthrop
A Broadway dancing team splits up when the male dancer is drafted.
Affectionately Yours (1941) as Irene Malcolm
A foreign correspondent hurries home to stop his wife from getting a divorce.
Music in My Heart (1940) as Patricia O'Malley
A chorus girl engaged to a millionaire falls for the star of her latest musical.
Susan and God (1940) as Leonara
A flighty socialite neglects her family to promote a new religious group.
Angels over Broadway (1940) as Nina Barona
A playwright persuades a con artist to help an embezzler go straight.
The Lady in Question (1940) as Natalie Roguin
When a jury member takes in the defendant he couldn't convict, she has a bad influence on his son.
Blondie on a Budget (1940) as Joan Forrester
Dagwood gets Blondie a fur coat after his old girlfriend comes to town.
Special Inspector (1939) as Patricia Lane
Homicide Bureau (1939) as J. G. Bliss
A homicide detective clashes with a beautiful citizens'''' rights advocate while investigating war profiteers.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) as Judy [MacPherson]
A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country.
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt (1939) as Karen
A spy forces a reformed jewel thief to crack the safe where plans for an anti-aircraft gun are stored.
The Renegade Ranger (1938) as Judith Alvarez
A Texas Ranger discovers the man he''''s chasing for murder is a woman.
Juvenile Court (1938) as Marcia Adams
When he can''''t save his client from the chair, a public defender helps the man''''s sister clean up the slums.
Convicted (1938) as Jerry Wheeler
Who Killed Gail Preston? (1938) as Gail Preston
A temperamental singer''''s murder leaves a nightclub full of suspects.
There's Always a Woman (1938) as Mary
While working on a simple case, married private eyes uncover a murder.
Trouble in Texas (1937) as Carmen Serrano
Tex is on the rodeo circuit looking for the men that killed his brother and he finds them in Middleton. Barker expects his man Squint to win the prize money but when Tex starts winning all the events, they put the poisoned needle in his halter rope, planning to have him mysteriously die just as the others did.
The Shadow (1937) as Mary Gillespie
Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own.
Hit the Saddle (1937) as Rita
Unable to legally capture and sell a herd of protected wild horses, corrupt rancher Rance Macgowan uses his trained killer horse, Volcano, to substitute for the real leader of the herd and cause havoc and death among the ranches. With the government about to drop the restrictions on rounding up the herd, the Three Mesquiteers find themselves in the middle of the controversy after their friend, Sheriff Miller is killed by Volcano.
Paid to Dance (1937) as Betty Morgan
Government undercover agents William Dennis (Don Terry) and Joan Barclay (Jacqueline Wells) are working to solve the disappearances of girls working as "taxi-dancers" from dance halls operated by Jack Miranda (Arthur Loft) and his henchman Nifty (Paul Fix). Dennis sets himself up as a theatrical booking agent, and shows his power by the opening and closing of Miranda's Paradise Club at will.
Old Louisiana (1937) as [Dona] Angela Gonzalez
Girls Can Play (1937) as Sue Collins
The Game That Kills (1937) as Betty Holland
Tom Ferguson (Ward Bond), star left wing of the Indians hockey team, is killed during a game in an "accident" with Dick Adams (Paul Fix) and Bill Drake (Max Hoffman, Jr.), two of his own teammates. His brother, Alec Ferguson (Charles Quigley), is not convinced it was and accident, and goes to New York to uncover the truth. Posing as a fellow townsman named Steve Moreau (Clyde Dilson) who is unable to accept an offer to play with the Indians because of an injury, Alec wins a place with the team. He learns that the team, a member of a nation-wide professional league, has been throwing games on the orders of a gambling ring. He meets Betty Holland (Rita Hayworth) the pretty daughter of team coach Joe Holland (J. Farrell MacDonald) and falls in love with her. He plays along with Adams and Drake and learns that the owner, Rudy Maxwell (Arthur Loft), is the head of the gambling ring and has Coach Holland under control because of bad checks written to pay off gambling losses. Reporter Sam Erskine (John Gallaudet) suspecting that the games are being thrown and talks Betty into accepting a job on the Chronicle to find out what she can to protect her father's name. Maxwell discovers Alec's true identity and orders Betty kidnapped, thus ensuring that Alec's play will lead to an Indians' defeat in an important game.
Criminals of the Air (1937) as Rita
Undercover agent Mark Owens (Charles Quigley) is sent to aid the Border Patrol in the trans-border town of Hernandez in breaking up a well-organized band of smugglers. Since the town is also noted for a place for obtaining quick marriages on the Mexico side, Mark obtains the job of pilot on "The Honeymoon Express." He does not realize that he has been recognized as a G-Man by "Hot Cake" Joe (Herbert Heywood), operator of a sandwich stand and an informant for the smugglers. Reporter Nancy Rawlings (Rosalind Keith), assigned to the airport on the American side of the border, sees Mike running the matrimonial express in his flamboyant uniform, and thinks he is ridiculous enough to make a good story. Her suspicions are aroused when he refuses to be photographed. She is further convinced he is a smuggler when she sees him accepting money from Kurt Feldon (Russell Hicks), suspected head of the smugglers. Feldon has accepted Mike as a genuine pilot for wedding parties and is paying him to steer customers to his cafe. Learning the truth from Joe, Feldon orders his henchman/flyer Blast Reardon (Marc Lawrence)to get rid of Mike. Blast, with a gang moll as his accomplice, charters Mike to fly them across the border to get married. A waitress at the airport, who Nancy has bribed to watch Mike's activities, tips her off about the flight and Nancy hides in the plane. Once in the air, Blast forces Mike to land at the smuggler's hideout, where he is imprisoned.
Meet Nero Wolfe (1936) as Maria
Rebellion (1936) as Paula Castillo
Paddy O'Day (1936) as Tamara Petrovitch
An immigrant learns to survive as an entertainer after arriving to America an orphan.
Professional Soldier (1936) as Gypsy dancer
A mercenary is hired to kidnap a prince.
Human Cargo (1936) as Carmen Zoro
Under the Pampas Moon (1935) as Carmen
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Dancer
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
Piernas de seda (1935) as Bailarina
Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935) as Nayda
The Asian sleuth investigates the murder of an archaeologist found wrapped up like a mummy.
Cruz diablo (1934)
In XVI century Nueva Espana, mysterious swordfighter Cruz Diablo (a sort of spanish Robin Hood) terrorizes rich people with his signature, a cross made with his sword in people's forehead. Knowing that evil Diego (Pereda) is being taken for Conde de Luna and that he is planning to marry his daughter Marcela (Gallardo) with old Marques de la Florida (Martinez), Cruz Diablo (who is Nostromus, the real Conde de Luna and Marcela's father) intervenes to resolve this complicated situation.

Producer (feature film)

The Happy Thieves (1961) as Executive Producer
A worldly art thief gets mixed up with murder.

Music (feature film)

Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009)
A rare glimpse into the final days of Michael Jackson, the documentary is compiled from over one hundred hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage of the legendary entertainer preparing for his 50 sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena that were scheduled to commence in July 2009 before his unti

Cast (special)

Rita (2003)
A documentary on the life story and experiences of Rita Hayworth told through film clips and stills, archival footage, dramatic re-enactments and interviews.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966) as Monique
In an attempt to stem the heroin trade from Iran, a group of narcotics agents working for the UN inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe. Along the way, they encounter a mysterious woman doing her own investigating of the smuggling operation. Together, they follow the trail as it leads them through the back alleys and luxury resorts of Europe.

Misc. Crew (short)

Rita Hayworth (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Rita Hayworth.
Breakdowns of 1941 (1941)
This short film presents a blooper reel containing clips of various movies from 1941.

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