Rita Hayworth's Tragedy: Her Alzheimer's Was Mistaken For Alcoholism For Two Decades
June 6, 2018 17:36
Who was Rita Hayworth? She was one of the top movie icons in the 1940s. During World War II, she was the favorite pin-up girl among American soldiers. She was also a loving mother of two. She was, at times, a troubled and emotionally unstable woman. But what is the most important part of her legacy? Probably, not her movies. Hayworth was one of the first celebrities whose diagnosis of Alzheimer’s became public, which helped shine light on the disease and spark the conversation about it.