If this was happiness: a biography of Rita Hayworth

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Viking, Oct 10, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 404 pages
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A beautiful actress, a gifted dancer, a fiery screen temptress linked to some of the most handsome men of her generation, Rita Hayworth seemed to live the life that dreams are made of. But the reality behind the fantasy was a harsh one. Sexually abused by her father as a young girl, Rita constantly searched for a man to save her, marrying five times. At the age of forty-two, Alzheimer's disease began to ravage her mind, cutting short her career at its peak. A haunting and sympathetic tribute to the talented but insecure beauty who was created, and ultimately destroyed, by the movies.

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User Review  - Winter Rose - Goodreads

Exceptionally Well Written & Stirring Novel! Read full review

Review: If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth

User Review  - Mira - Goodreads

It's hard not to appreciate this book, since there are so few biographies about Rita Hayworth, and this one includes a lot of details about her life. But it's not the best-written biography I have ever read. Read full review

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