Rita Johnson

Rita Johnson

Show Count: 15
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: August 13, 1913
Old Time Radio, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: October 31, 1965, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S

Rita A. Johnson (August 13, 1913 – October 31, 1965) was an American actress.


She was born Rita McSean in Worcester, Massachusetts and attended the New England Conservatory of Music. Johnson began acting on Broadwayin 1935 and started her film career two years later. She played a murderess in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941) and a doomed wife in the RKO film noirThey Won't Believe Me (1947).

Her film career came almost to a complete stop after a 1948 accident (a hair dryer fell on her head) that required delicate brain surgery. Her screen time in movies after that was limited due to her reduced mobility and powers of concentration. She also suffered from alcoholism from the time of her injuries until her death of a brain hemorrhage on October 31, 1965.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: 17th December 1952
Added: Dec 19 2010
Broadcast: 11th May 1939
Added: May 17 2009
Broadcast: 20th April 1949
Added: Apr 20 2008
Broadcast: January 23, 1957
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Broadcast: 6th June 1951
Added: Jun 05 2011
Broadcast: 6th November 1938
Added: Nov 22 2012
Broadcast: 7th June 1943
Added: Jun 08 2006
Broadcast: 6th October 1940
Added: Feb 27 2014
Broadcast: October 17, 1956
Added: Oct 11 2018
Broadcast: 8th January 1939
Added: Oct 12 2013