Monday, March 29, 2010

Rita Johnson

She was born Rita McSean, she attended the New England Conservatory of Music. At one time she considered entering the Olympics as a swimmer, but couldn't afford to hire a trainer. She began acting on Broadway in 1935 and began her film career two years after that. She had a memorable role in the They Won't Believe Me (1947), Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) and The Big Clock (1948). Her drama teacher told her she had no talent. Years later, after performing in Hollywood movies, Rita received a letter of apology from the teacher and complimented her on her on screen performances. Rita had the letter framed and hung it on her dressing room wall. Johnson's film career came almost to a complete stop after a hair dryer fell on her head that required brain surgery.

List of Rita Films:

The Second Face (1950)
Family Honeymoon (1949)
An Innocent Affair(1948)
The Big Clock (1948)
Sleep, My Love (1948)
They Won't Believe Me (1947) They Wont Believe Me, movie clip.
The Michigan Kid (1947)
The Perfect Marriage (1947)
Pardon My Past (1945)
The Naughty Nineties (1945)
The Affairs of Susan (1945)
Thunderhead - Son of Flicka (1945)
My Friend Flicka (1943)
The Major and the Minor (1942)
Appointment for Love (1941)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
The Golden Fleecing (1940)
Edison, the Man (1940)
Forty Little Mothers (1940)
Congo Maisie (1940)
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)
They All Come Out (1939)
Stronger Than Desire (1939)
6,000 Enemies (1939)
Broadway Serenade (1939)
Within the Law (1939)
Honolulu (1939)
The Girl Downstairs (1938)
Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938)
Smashing the Rackets (1938)
Letter of Introduction (1938)
London by Night (1937)

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