Eduardo Cansino with daughter and dancing partner Margarita Cansino (Rita Hayworth) (1933)
Eduardo Cansino Reina|
March 2, 1895
Castilleja de la Cuesta, Andalusia, Spain
December 24, 1968 (aged 73)|
Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Children||3, including Rita Hayworth|
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.
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.
- El abuelo flamenco de Rita Hayworth
- 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....
- 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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