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Birth Name: Rita Hayworth
Born: 10/17/1918
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 05/14/1987

Born Margarita Carmen Cansino on Oct. 17, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY to parents Eduardo Cansino, a Spanish dancer and vaudeville performer, and Volga Hayworth, a dancer of Irish descent who performed in the Ziegfeld Follies, Hayworth grew up in New York surrounded by the glitzy world of showbiz. Raised as a dancer from an early age, Hayworth was performing on stage with her family by the age of six and, as a child, appeared alongside her parents in the 1926 short films, "La Fiesta" and "Anna Case with the Dancing Cansinos." Moving west to Hollywood when Hayworth was 8, the Cansinos opened a dance school near the corner of Sunset and Vine and Eduardo found work as a choreographer for Hollywood film...

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