Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess
|Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess|
|Based on||Rita Hayworth
by John Kobal
|Written by||Arthur Kean|
|Directed by||James Goldstone|
|Music by||Lalo Schifrin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||David Susskind|
Stanley Kallis (supervising producer)
|Cinematography||Terry K. Meade|
|Editor(s)||Edward A. Biery|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company(s)||The Susskind Company|
|Original release||November 2, 1983|
Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess is a 1983 American made-for-television biographical film directed by James Goldstone. Based on the 1982 biography Rita Hayworth by John Kobal, it deals with real events in the life of actress Rita Hayworth from 1931 to 1952. It was broadcast by CBS on November 2, 1983.
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Born Rita Cansino, Rita Hayworth rises to the top of Hollywood becoming a World War II "pinup girl" next to Betty Grable and for three years she is one of the top movie actresses in the world. However, her personal life does not match her professional success. Happiness eludes her in her tumultuous relationship with tyrannical studio executive Harry Cohn who often exploits her. She also has an unhappy marriage to Orson Welles and to Prince Aly Khan.
- Lynda Carter as Rita Hayworth
- Michael Lerner as Harry Cohn
- John Considine as Ed Judson
- Jane Hallaren as Virginia Van Upp
- Alejandro Rey as Eduardo Cansino
- Edward Edwards as Orson Welles
- Philip Sterling as Joseph Schenck
- Ivan Bonar as Howard Hawks
- Leonard Mann as Contract Player
- James T. Callahan as Test Director
- Julian Fellowes as Aly Khan's Chauffeur
- Rance Howard as Still Photographer
- John J. O'Connor (November 2, 1983). "TV: 'RITA HAYWORTH: LOVE GODDESS'". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- "Carter Stars In The Love Goddess'". Albany Herald. June 12, 1983. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Fred Rothenberg (November 2, 1983). "Lynda Carter As Rita Hayworth Lacks Latter Fire". The Beaver County Times. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
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