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Rita Gam (1927–2016)


Rita Gam was born on April 2, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Rita Eleanore MacKay. She was an actress and producer, known for King of Kings (1961), The Thief (1952) and Klute (1971). She was married to Thomas Henry Guinzburg and Sidney Lumet. She died on March 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

King of Kings
King of Kings Herodias
(1961)
The Thief
The Thief The Girl
(1952)
Klute
Klute Trina
(1971)
Sinners Go to Hell
(1962)

Filmography

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 1997 Monaco (Short) (voice)
 1996 Rowing Through
Iris Biglow
 1989 Midnight
Heidi
 1987 Distortions
Mildred Tyson
 1983 Tucker's Witch (TV Series)
Beatrice
 1983 Romance Theatre (TV Series)
Mitzi
 1981 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Lisa Brisson
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Cynthia Zakarian
 1978 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Xantha
 1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Naomi Cline
 1975 Matt Helm (TV Series)
 1974 Garden of Death
Helena Boardman
 1974 Law and Disorder
Woman in Cab
 1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Dr. Ernestine Waldo
 1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Pam Crane
 1971 Such Good Friends
Doria
 1971 Shoot Out
Emma
 1971 Klute
Trina
 1968 Hidden Faces (TV Series)
Mimi Jaffe
 1966 Family Affair (TV Series)
Louise Marshall
 1966 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series)
Rosita
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Detta
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Yelena
 1962 Sinners Go to Hell
Estelle
 1961 King of Kings
Herodias
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Polly Chalmers
 1959 Hannibal
Sylvia
 1959 Costa Azzurra
Rita Eldmont
 1958 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Elsie
 1958 Sierra Baron
Felicia Delmonte
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Comedian
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Dora Coburn (1983)
 1956 Mohawk
Onida
 1956 Magic Fire
Cosima Liszt
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Rain
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Lotti
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
Anna Deasy
 1955 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mimi
 1954 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series)
Woman in Commercial / 1st Lucky Strike Commercial
 1954 Sign of the Pagan
Kubra
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment "The Virtuous Island")
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
Anna
 1954 Night People
Ricky Cates
 1953 Saadia
Saadia
 1952 The Thief
The Girl
 1952 Crime Photographer (TV Series)
 1952 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Leah
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Nita Ray (1977)
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Trapped (TV Series)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
Girl
 1950 Believe It or Not (TV Series)
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Stage: Appeared (as "Gloria") in "The Young and Fair" on Broadway. Written by N. Richard Nash. Directed by Harold Clurman. Fulton Theatre (moved to The International Theatre from 26 Dec 1948-close): 22 Nov 1948-8 Jan 1949 (64 performances). Cast: Frieda Altman (as "Emmy Foster"), Doe Avedon (as "Drucilla Eldridge"), Patricia Bouchard ... See more »

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Began acting in 1946. Screen-tested and signed by MGM in 1952. See more »

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