Rita Johnson was an attractive supporting performer who made her mark as “the other woman” on screen. She was born in 1912 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her Broadway debut was in 1935 and her movie debut came in 1937. The 1940’s were her era and she gave sterling performances in such films as “Here Comes Mr Jordan” in 1941, “They Won’t Believe Me”, “The Big Clock” with Charles Laughton and “The Affairs of Susan” with Joan Fontaine. She died in 1965.
Rita Johnson was born on 8/13/13 in Worcester Ma. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music, did summer stock, then moved on to Broadway in 1935. She was an extremely versatile actress, who played virtually every type of role. Unfortunately, her career came to a halt in 1948 when a hair dryer fell on her head causing brain damage. Brain surgery was performed, but thereafter her screen time was very limited . She died in Los Angeles County General Hospital on Oct. 31, 1965. Miss Johnson was only 52 years old.