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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.
June 19, 2013 |
London-based accessories designer extraordinaire Charlotte Dellal has opened her first L.A. Charlotte Olympia store, a glamorous, Art Deco-feeling boutique at the top of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The decor is an ode to Old Hollywood glamour from the moment you step inside the door, where Dellal (who has the curves and finger-wave blond hairstyle of a 1940s starlet herself) has her own pink marble Hollywood Walk of Fame star set into the ground, with "Charlotte Olympia" etched inside.
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.
November 23, 1990 |
Jo Ann Greer sang for such stars as Rita Hayworth, Esther Williams, June Allyson, Kim Novak and Gloria Grahame in the movies, but never received on-screen credit. On Saturday, the vocalist will make an appearance at a screening of the 1953 3-D film "Miss Sadie Thompson," in which she sang for Hayworth. She will answer questions about movie dubbing following the showing at 7:45 p.m., at the Vagabond Theatre, 2509 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.
September 4, 2003 |
Rita Hayworth once said, "Most men fell in love with Gilda ... and wakened with me." It encapsulated a life that was at once glamorous and terribly sad. Bestowed by Hollywood with the surreal title "The Love Goddess," Hayworth was one of the greatest sex symbols of the 1940s and '50s. But as with so many of Hollywood's leading ladies -- from Clara Bow to Marilyn Monroe -- Hayworth never found the love or security in her personal life that she so desperately sought.