Today is the amazing Rita Hayworths birthday! Margarita Carmen Cansino was born in Brooklyn,New York on October 17th,1918.She was from a very musical Spanish family.Her Dad,Uncle,and Grandfather were all dancers and her Mom loved to act.As soon as she could walk she was given lessons by her uncle.She attended dance classes for years.In 1927 her family moved to Hollywood and her father( Eduardo Cansino, Sr) started a dance studio,her father thinking that they could have more of an opportunity in Hollywood.When the great depression hit they lost all their investments and dancing classes waned. Her and her father ended up having to partner up and go to work.As Rita was too young to work in nightclubs and bars by California Law, They had to go across the border to Mexico to work.Due to her work Rita never finished High School,only going to the ninth grade.In 1935 she was seen by Winfield Sheehan while performing in a nightclub and arranged for her to do a screen-test with Fox Film Corporation.Sheehan signed her for a short term,six-month contract with fox under the name of Rita Cansino.From there on she went on to be in 61 films in over 37 years.Out of 61 my two favorite being You'll Never Get Rich and Cover Girl.She is a very inspiring dancer and actress and I love her.She appeared in Life magazine and worked with people such as Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.She lived to be 68,dieing on May 14,1987 but her love,passion,and dancing will live on forever.She inspires me to work hard for what I want,not to give up,and that you should always give love to those who need it.Today in honor of her birthday my quotes will be from her.
"All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved."-Rita Hayworth