Volga Hayworth

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Volga Hayworth
Born August 8, 1897[1]
Washington, D.C.[2]
Died January 25, 1945(1945-01-25) (aged 47)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.[2]
Other names Volga Cansino
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Eduardo Cansino, Sr.
Children Rita Hayworth
Eduardo Cansino, Jr
Vernon Cansino

Volga Cansino (née 'Hayworth[nb 1] August 8, 1897 – January 25, 1945[2]), was an American dancer and vaudevillian under the name Volga Hayworth. A popular showgirl on Broadway, she was the mother of actress Rita Hayworth, who took her professional name from her mother's maiden name.

Volga M. Hayworth was born in 1897 in Washington D.C., the daughter of Allynn Duran Hayworth and his wife Margaret (née O'Hare).[3] She appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies,[4] met her husband, Spanish-born dancer Eduardo Cansino, Sr in 1916 and married him in 1917. They had three children. She and Eduardo formed a vaudeville act, The Dancing Cansinos.

Death[edit]

Volga Hayworth Cansino died in 1945, aged 47, from undisclosed causes, in Santa Monica, California.

Immediate family[edit]

  • Husband: Eduardo Cansino, Sr., born on (1895-03-02)2 March 1895 – died on 24 December 1968(1968-12-24) (aged 73)
    • Rita Hayworth, born October 17, 1918 – died on 14 May 1987(1987-05-14) (aged 68)
      • Rebecca Welles, born December 17, 1944 – died on 17 October 2004(2004-10-17) (aged 59)
        • Marc McKerrow, born March 31, 1966 – died on 18 June 2010(2010-06-18) (aged 44)
      • Yasmin Khan, born December 28, 1949
        • Andrew Ali Aga Khan Embiricos, born on (1985-12-11)December 11, 1985 - died on December 4, 2011 (age 25)
    • Eduardo Cansino, Jr., born (1919-10-13)October 13, 1919 – died March 11, 1974(1974-03-11) (aged 54)
    • Vernon Cansino, born (1922-05-21)May 21, 1922 – died March 1974 (aged 51)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although some sources cite Volga Casino's maiden name as Haworth, the Haworth Association genealogy site includes an excerpt from the 1900 Census for Washington City, District of Columbia which clearly shows the surname as Hayworth. The genealogy site, which provides her date of birth, indicates that Volga Hayworth's great-grandfather had begun using the name "Hayworth" and her father was legally known by the amended surname (Haworth to Hayworth).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Date of birth as per the Hayworth Association, a genealogy site
  2. ^ a b c "Mrs. Eduardo Cansino; Mother of Rita Hayworth, Film Actress - In Dancing Team" The New York Times obituary, January 27, 1945
  3. ^ Haworth Association genealogy site, ibid.
  4. ^ "Rita Hayworth, Movie Legend, Dies" The New York Times, May 16, 1987

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