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Overview (3)

Born in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, USA
Died in San Diego, California, USA
Birth NameIna May Stewart

Mini Bio (1)

Rita La Roy was born on October 2, 1901 in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, USA as Ina May Stewart. She was an actress and director, known for Hold That Woman! (1940), Hot Saturday (1932) and Sin Takes a Holiday (1930). She was married to Ben Hershfield. She died on February 17, 1993 in San Diego, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Ben Hershfield (28 September 1931 - 1933) ( divorced)

Trivia (4)

Sold yachts after retiring from motion pictures.
Although studio publicity claimed she was born in Paris, France, the truth of the matter is that she was born in Idaho, USA.
Emmy award-winning early television hostess and actress. In films with Paramount from 1927. In later years, ran the Rita La Roy Modeling School and Agency in Los Angeles.
She began as a vaudeville dancer on the Pantages and Orpheum theater circuits. Among her specialty routines were the "frog dance", the "peacock dance" and the "cobra dance", in which her feet and legs were tied together under a stylized snakeskin so that she danced by undulating her torso.

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