Rita Johnson Movies and Career Information
Aug 13, 1913
Rita 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. She began acting on Broadway in 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 noir They Won't Believe Me (1947). Her film career came almost to a complete stop after a 1948 freak 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.