Volga Hayworth biography

Volga Hayworth

Dancer, Theater Actor

1897 – 1945

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Who was Volga Hayworth?

Volga Cansino, 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. She appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies, 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.

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Born
Aug 8, 1897
Washington, D.C.
Also known as
  • Volga Cansino
  • Volga M. Hayworth
  • Volga Haworth
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Jan 25, 1945
Santa Monica

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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