Eduardo Cansino

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Eduardo Cansino
Dancing-Cansinos-1933.jpg
Eduardo Cansino with daughter and dancing partner Margarita Cansino (Rita Hayworth) (1933)
Born
Eduardo Cansino Reina

(1895-03-02)March 2, 1895
DiedDecember 24, 1968(1968-12-24) (aged 73)
OccupationDancer, actor
Spouse(s)
Volga Hayworth
(m. 1917; died 1945)
Children3, including Rita Hayworth

Eduardo Cansino Reina[1] (March 2, 1895 – December 24, 1968) was a Spanish-born American dancer and actor, and the father of actress Rita Hayworth.

Biography[edit]

Eduardo Cansino was born on March 2, 1895, in Castilleja de la Cuesta, Andalusia, Spain. His sister, Elisa, was also a dancer. He emigrated to the United States and joined the Ziegfeld Follies. In 1917 he married Volga Hayworth, his partner in the Follies.[2]

They had three children: Margarita Carmen, Eduardo Jr. (October 13, 1919 – March 11, 1974), and Vernon (May 21, 1922 – March 23, 1974). After she began making films in Hollywood, Margarita Carmen Cansino took her mother's maiden name as her professional surname, becoming Rita Hayworth.[2] During Rita's childhood and adolescence, Eduardo was sexually abusive to her.[3]

Death[edit]

Eduardo Cansino Sr. died in Pompano Beach, Florida, in 1968, aged 73, and is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale).[4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Rita and Eduardo Cansino in 1935

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El abuelo flamenco de Rita Hayworth". Archived from the original on 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  2. ^ a b Associated Press (January 27, 1945). "Mrs. Eduardo Cansino. Mother of Rita Hayworth, Film Actress. In Dancing Team". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-12-09. Mrs. Volga Cansino, mother of Rita Hayworth, film actress, died at St. John's Hospital last night after an illness of a week....
  3. ^ Braudy, Susan (1989-11-19). "What We Have Here Is a Very Sad Story". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  4. ^ Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2. McFarland & Company (2016) ISBN 0786479922

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