Born On This Day: Rita Hayworth

Dancer and actress (and one of my favorites) Rita Hayworth was born on this day in 1918.

Sadly, Hayworth died on May 14, 1987, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.


‘Wonder Woman’ TV Series Turns 40

On Nov. 7, 1975, a television pilot aired on ABC-TV called The New, Original Wonder Woman, which centered around an Amazon warrior princess named Diana Prince, portrayed by the beautiful and talented Lynda Carter.

Diana Prince, who’s also known as Wonder Woman, leaves Paradise Island with Major Steve Trevor (portrayed by Lyle Waggoner) to return him back to America. Prince’s alter ego, Wonder Woman, fights all likes of evil with her golden belt (the source of her power and strength) and lasso, and bullet-deflecting bracelets, and transports herself in her invisible jet.

The show ran for a total of three seasons: the pilot and Season 1 aired on ABC-TV, while Seasons 2 and 3 aired on CBS-TV. The last Wonder Woman episode aired on Sept. 11, 1979. πŸ“ΊΒ  πŸ™‚

Born On This Day: Rita Hayworth

Born Oct. 17, 1918, Margarita Carmen Cansino was a dancer whose talent helped her dance her way into film screens where she soon became known as Rita Hayworth.

Hayworth, who was known as ‘The Love Goddess,’ worked primarily for Columbia Studios and was best known for films such as Blood and Sand, Pal Joey, Gilda and The Lady from Shanghai.

Sadly, Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 1980, which contributed to her death on May 14, 1987.

Do you have a favorite Rita Hayworth film? 🎦 πŸ’„