May 16, 1987 |
Rita Hayworth, a shy Spanish dancer who was transformed into the titian-haired movie "love goddess" of the 1940s only to rebel against the studio system that created her, has died in New York City, it was reported Friday. Miss Hayworth, a victim of Alzheimer's disease that robbed her of speech and memory during the last years of her life, died Thursday night at the home of Princess Yasmin Khan Embiricos, her daughter from her storybook marriage to Prince Aly Khan.
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May 19, 1987
More than 500 mourners, including film greats, fans, relatives and friends, crowded into the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills on Monday to hear film star Rita Hayworth eulogized as a "sweet, kind, gentle lady" who was actually shy away from the cameras. This recollection of Miss Hayworth, the Spanish dancer-turned-love goddess and one of the favorite pinups of GIs of World War II, was given by Jane Withers, a child actress in the 1930s and a friend of Miss Hayworth.
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January 16, 2001 |
James Hill, a film producer and writer once married to Rita Hayworth and who put her in one of her last major films, "Separate Tables," and later wrote a biography of the actress revered as "the love goddess," has died. He was 84. Hill, who also had a long professional association with the late actor Burt Lancaster, died Thursday in Santa Monica of complications of Alzheimer's disease. Married to Hill from 1958 to 1961, Hayworth died in 1987, also of Alzheimer's.
May 15, 1987 |
Rita Hayworth, the shy Spanish dancer who films transformed into a "love goddess" of the 1940s and who became a princess in real life, is dead, it was reported today. She was 68 and died Thursday night, said an aide to Princess Yasmin Khan, Miss Hayworth's daughter from her marriage to Prince Aly Khan, son of the Aga Khan, who was spiritual leader of 9 million Ismaili Muslims.
July 10, 1987
"A Farewell Tribute to Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth" will reopen the Vagabond Theater next Friday. One of Los Angeles' pioneer art and repertory theaters, the Vagabond, 2509 Wilshire Blvd., has been refurbished by veteran exhibitor Louis Federici after having been closed more than a year.
April 20, 1989 |
The interview with Princess Yasmin Aga Khan Jeffries on the last years of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth--which appeared in The Times' View section last week--produced two vivid flashes for me. The first was the Life magazine cover portrait of Hayworth, kneeling on a couch in a negligee, that I saw on every barracks wall in World War II from San Francisco to the most remote Pacific atoll. It was, without question, the sexiest piece of art I've ever seen--and she was completely covered.