Eduardo Cansino, Sr. biography

Eduardo Cansino, Sr.

Dancer, Film actor

1895 – 1968

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Who was Eduardo Cansino, Sr.?

Eduardo Cansino Reina was an accomplished dancer and actor, the brother of Spanish dancer Elisa Cansino, and the father of three children, two of whom became famous as actors.

Cansino was born in Castilleja de la Cuesta, Andalusia, Spain. In 1917 he married Volga Hayworth, his partner in the Ziegfeld Follies, and they had three children, Margarita Carmen, Eduardo Jr., and Vernon. After she began making films in Hollywood, Margarita Carmen Cansino would become the famous actress and dancer Rita Hayworth, taking her professional surname from her mother's maiden name.

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Born
Mar 2, 1895
Castilleja de la Cuesta
Also known as
  • Eduardo Cansino
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Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Spain
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Died
Dec 24, 1968
Pompano Beach

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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