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Rita Gam

Actress

Born - 2 April 1927, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died - 22 March 2016

Full-lipped, exotic-looking American actress with a mass of dark, curly hair. Born Rita Mackay, she made her film debut in the wordless film thriller The Thief (1952). Throughout her career, though, she proved difficult to cast: Saadia (1953), Night People (1954), Sign of the Pagan (1954), Magic Fire (1955), Mohawk (1956), Sierra Baron (1958), Hannibal (1959), King of Kings (1961), No Exit (1963). After a break for marriage (and divorce) with director Sidney Lumet, she returned in more mature roles: Shoot Out (1971), Klute (1971), Law and Disorder (1974), Seeds of Evil (1975), Distortions (1987), Midnight (1989), Deep Trouble (1993) and Rowing Through (1996), her last. A close friend of Grace Kelly, she was bridesmaid at Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco. She died from respiratory failure.