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 Lita Baron

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Lita Baron

Birth
Almería, Provincia de Almería, Andalucia, Spain
Death 16 Dec 2015 (aged 92)
Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Ashes returned to her daughters
Memorial ID 157092979 View Source
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Actress. Born Isabel Beth Castro, her family relocated to Michigan when she was five years old. Lita began her career in entertainment as a singer and dancer with bandleader Xavier Cugat. This led to her film debut in "That's My Baby!" (1944) and she followed this with a string of pictures including "Pan-Americana" (1945), "The Gay Señorita" (1945) and "Jungle Jim" (1948), the later in which she played 'Zia' opposite Johnny Weissmuller. During the 1950s, she began to appear in television and had credits from the programs "I Love Lucy", "The Texan" and "Death Valley Days", but maintained her film career with the pictures "Jesse James' Women" (1954), "The Broken Star" (1956) and "Red Sundown" (1956). Additionally, she co-founded the Los Angeles-area TV program "Latin Cruise" with bandleader Bobby Ramos. She was formerly married to actor Rory Calhoun from 1948 until 1970. She died of complications from a broken hip.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 15 Jan 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 157092979
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/157092979/lita-baron : accessed ), memorial page for Lita Baron (11 Aug 1923–16 Dec 2015), Find a Grave Memorial ID 157092979, ; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Ashes returned to her daughters.