Happy 96th Birthday Rita Hayworth!!!
(October 17th, 1918 - May 14th, 1987)
"I’ve had my share of surprises, but never anything like this, because if you had told me I could meet anybody I desired—and I don’t mean just those living, but Babe Ruth or Bill Tilden or Bobby Jones, or even the Ball of Fire, who happened to be one sensational stripper—the lady presently gazing out at me would still have topped my list. In spite of the old towel she had wrapped around her head, in spite of old baggy work jeans, even in spite of having no makeup on and a dripping scrub brush in her hand, she had these wide-set eyes like no one I had ever seen, which was probably why she was the most glamorous actress in the entire motion-picture business. It wasn’t just that her eyes were so wide set, or the way they were flecked with changing colors, greens and golds, but there was a sadness there, like in a tale of the fairy princess, so that all you wanted to do was rescue her."
-James Hill, Rita’s fifth husband