Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino) was born on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn, NY, into a family of dancers. Her father, Eduardo was a dancer as was his father before him. He emigrated from Spain in 1913 Her mother, Volga, had been a Ziegfeld Follies girl. Rita died at the age of 68 from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease, which she was diagnosed with in 1980.
Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire ~ Hayworth (1918-1987) was a dancer and actress in 61 movies over 37 years; is in the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Stars of All Time. She was born to Catholic parents - dad from Spain, mom, Irish-British. She died at 68 from Alzheimer's Disease.