Eduardo Cansino, Sr.

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Eduardo Cansino, Sr.

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Castilleja de la Cuesta, AL, Spain
Death: Died in Pompano Beach, FL, USA
Place of Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), California, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Volga Hayworth
Father of Rita Hayworth; Eduardo Cansino, Jr. and Vernon Cansino
Brother of Elisa Cansino and Angel Cansino

Occupation: Flemenco dancer, Actor, Choreographer
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About Eduardo Cansino, Sr.

He 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, Spain. In 1917 he married Volga Haworth, 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 a variant of her mother's maiden name.

Cansino died in Pompano Beach, Florida.


   * Sombrero (1953)
   * Salome (1953)
   * The Loves of Carmen (1948)
   * Dancing Pirate (1936)
   * Golden Dawn (1930)
   * Anna Case in La Fiesta (1926)




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Eduardo Cansino, Sr.'s Timeline

March 2, 1895
Castilleja de la Cuesta, AL, Spain
October 17, 1918
Age 23
Brooklyn, NY, USA
October 13, 1919
Age 24
New York, New York, United States
May 21, 1922
Age 27
December 24, 1968
Age 73
Pompano Beach, FL, USA
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), California, USA