Marks, Rita (c. 1908–1976)

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Marks, Rita (c. 1908–1976)

American theatrical dancer. Born c. 1908; died Nov 11, 1976, in Hollywood, FL.

Trained in tap and acrobatics and other dance forms with Ned Wayburn and Jack Blue in NY; made professional debut at 16; danced with touring company of No, No, Nanette, and later on Broadway in same production (1925); performed as specialty dancer in Yes, Yes, Yvette (1927), Grand Street Follies (1928–29), New Moon (1928), and Music in the Air (1932).