Rita Lynn (1921–1996)

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Rita Lynn was born on December 2, 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Frances Rita Piazza. She was an actress, known for Soldiers of Fortune (1955), Telephone Time (1956) and Dan Raven (1960). She was married to Frank Maxwell, Kane Wallace Lynn and Arthur William Debernarde. She died on January 21, 1996 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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(1955)
Telephone Time Mary Norrich / Sarah Lincoln
(1956-1958)
Dan Raven Vikki
(1960)
Joe Dakota Rosa Vizzini
(1957)

Filmography

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 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Martha Hall
- Lady in Blue (1983) ... Martha Hall
 1981 A Gun in the House (TV Movie)
Judge Rose Berryman
 1978 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Madame Footy
- Michel's Mixed-Up Musical Bird (1978) ... Madame Footy (voice)
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Bonnie Lewis
- The Year of the Locusts (1972) ... Bonnie Lewis
 1968 Madigan
Rita Bonaro
 1967 Bonanza (TV Series)
Angel Mendoza
- Dark Enough to See the Stars (1967) ... Angel Mendoza
 1967 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mrs. Crandall
- Sue Ann (1967) ... Mrs. Crandall
 1966 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Angelina
- Hide the Children (1966) ... Angelina
 1959-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Fern Bronwyn / Madge Eberly / Lydia Reynolds / ...
- The Case of the Misguided Model (1966) ... Fern Bronwyn
- The Case of the Witless Witness (1963) ... Madge Eberly
- The Case of the Crippled Cougar (1962) ... Lydia Reynolds
- The Case of the Lavender Lipstick (1960) ... Myra Heston
- The Case of the Bartered Bikini (1959) ... Lisa Ferrand
 1963-1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Edith MacTell / Rita Muller
- The Tender Twigs (1965) ... Edith MacTell
- A Thousand Voices (1963) ... Rita Muller
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Phyllis
- Two Is the Number (1964) ... Phyllis
 1963 The Lieutenant (TV Series)
Social Worker
- The Alien (1963) ... Social Worker
 1962-1963 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Miss Kelly / Misskelly
- The Lobbyist (1963) ... Miss Kelly
- High Society (1963) ... Miss Kelly
- To Be or Not to Be (1963) ... Miss Kelly
- Citizen Bellows (1963) ... Miss Kelly
- Oh, Pioneers (1963) ... Miss Kelly
 1962 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Diva
- Some Tears Fall Dry (1962) ... Diva
 1960-1962 The Detectives (TV Series)
Ella Russo / Ella
- One Lousy Wednesday (1962) ... Ella
- Pandora's Box (1962) ... Ella Russo
- Song of the Guilty Heart (1961) ... Ella Russo
- Terror on Ice (1961) ... Ella Russo
- Time for Decision (1961) ... Ella Russo
 1961 Shotgun Slade (TV Series)
Lillian Leclair
- Madame Vengeance (1961) ... Lillian Leclair
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mrs. Ashmond
- Second Chance (1961) ... Mrs. Ashmond
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Edith Reidinger
- The Devil's Necklace: Part 2 (1961) ... Edith Reidinger
- The Devil's Necklace: Part 1 (1961) ... Edith Reidinger
 1960 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Angie Pepito
- Secret Admirer (1960) ... Angie Pepito
 1960 Dan Raven (TV Series)
Vikki
- Man on the Ledge (1960) ... Vikki
 1955-1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Amy Jones / Bonnie Dawson
- Woman of Tucson (1960) ... Amy Jones
- The Bank Robbers (1955) ... Bonnie Dawson
 1960 Johnny Midnight (TV Series)
Lydia
- The Single (1960) ... Lydia
 1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Mrs. Raleigh King
- Fire in the Sky (1960) ... Mrs. Raleigh King
 1958-1960 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Elise Banjo Jones / Teresa Donatello
- The Campaign of Billy Banjo (1960) ... Elise Banjo Jones
- Bitter Wine (1958) ... Teresa Donatello
 1960 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Anna Bucco
- The Noise of Death (1960) ... Anna Bucco
 1959-1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Amie / Lily Keats Anderson
- Last Stop (1960) ... Amie
- The Big Hat (1959) ... Lily Keats Anderson
 1959 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Peggy - Saloon Gal / Jessie
- Lonesome Road (1959) ... Peggy - Saloon Gal
- Trouble at Tres Cruces (1959) ... Jessie
 1958-1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Elena / Alicia Perez
- Border Justice (1959) ... Elena
- My Father, the Fool (1958) ... Alicia Perez
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Estralita
- Estralita (1959) ... Estralita
 1959 Cast a Long Shadow
Hortensia
 1959 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Edie Sanford
- Stocks and Blondes (1959) ... Edie Sanford
 1959 Yancy Derringer (TV Series)
Vinnie Farr
- Two Tickets to Promontory (1959) ... Vinnie Farr
 1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Bella Ryan
- The Bell Tolls (1959) ... Bella Ryan
 1958 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Ruth Morgan
- Act of Fate (1958) ... Ruth Morgan
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Miss Chapman
- Susanna the Matchmaker (1958) ... Miss Chapman
 1958 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Lottie
- Mule Team (1958) ... Lottie
 1958 Jefferson Drum (TV Series)
Birdy Thornton
- A Bad Day for a Tinhorn (1958) ... Birdy Thornton
 1956-1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Mary Norrich / Sarah Lincoln
- The Vestris (1958) ... Mary Norrich
- The Stepmother (1956) ... Sarah Lincoln
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
 1957 Joe Dakota
Rosa Vizzini
 1957 The Wayward Girl
Midge Brackett
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
- Junk Detail (1957)
 1957 Lassie (TV Series)
Receptionist
- Lassie's Vanity (1957) ... Receptionist
 1955-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Lupita Moran
- Outpost (1957)
- One Kiss Too Many (1955) ... Lupita Moran
 1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (TV Series)
Madelaine Duprez / Madeline Duprez
- Outlaw Kingdom (1956) ... Madelaine Duprez
- Jim Bowie and His Slave (1956) ... Madeline Duprez
 1956 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Albright
- Den Mother (1956) ... Mrs. Albright
 1956 Passport to Danger (TV Series)
- Antigua (1956)
 1956 The People's Choice (TV Series)
Gina Pagannina
- Sock and the Movie Offer (1956) ... Gina Pagannina
 1956 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal (TV Series)
Carlotta Valencia
- Stone River (1956) ... Carlotta Valencia
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Lamkin
- Meet the Governor (1955) ... Mrs. Lamkin
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Rosanne
- The Black Scarab (1955) ... Rosanne
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Janey
- A Second Life (1954) ... Janey
 1954 Man Against Crime (TV Series)
Ruth
- Beauty and the Beasts (1954) ... Ruth
 1953 Short Short Dramas (TV Series)
Kay
- Impersonation (1953) ... Kay
 1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Randi Sloan
- For the Love of Randi (1952) ... Randi Sloan
 1952 The Hunter (TV Series)
Lt. Redescu
- Bucharest Express (1952) ... Lt. Redescu
 1952 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Claire Maxwell
- Nightclub Murder (1952) ... Claire Maxwell
- A Crooner Is Murdered (1952) ... Claire Maxwell
 1951 The Web (TV Series)
 1951 Big Town (TV Series)
- Spotlight (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Della Weston
- Column Item (1951) ... Della Weston
 1950 Hands of Mystery (TV Series)
- Blood Money (1950)
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
Lydia Gay
- Just What Happened (1950) ... Lydia Gay
 1950 The Magnavox Theater (TV Series)
- The Fog (1950)
 1949 East Side, West Side
Sistina Wife (uncredited)
 1948 Western Heritage
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
 1947 Code of the West
Pepita
 1946 Mr. Hex
Mazie
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(December 9 to 20, 1941) She acted in DeWitt Bodeen's play, "Escape to Autumn," at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California with Harry Lewis, Byron Barr and Mabel Albertson in the cast. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. George Phelps was director. Barbara Vajda was also director.

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Frank Maxwell  (her death) | See more »

Children:

Donna Lynn

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Daughter of Francesca Cappelano. See more »

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