Rita Allene Quigley
31 March 1923
Bell, California, U.S.
|Died||August 25, 2008 85) (aged|
|Resting place||Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles|
|Spouse(s)||Arthur J. Goehner (his death)|
|Relatives||Juanita Quigley (sister) |
Rita Allene Quigley (March 31, 1923  – August 25, 2008) was an American actress who later became Corporate Secretary, and the first woman on the board of directors, of the Petroleum Club of Los Angeles. She was the elder sister of Juanita Quigley, who was also an actress, beginning in films at the age of three in 1934.[ citation needed ]
A visit to the commissary of Universal Pictures in 1939 led to Quigley's film career. She was seen by producer Joe Pasternak as she ate lunch with her mother and her sister, and that contact resulted in a role for her in the Deanna Durbin film First Love . 
Quigley made her film debut in 1940 in Susan and God , and appeared in more than a dozen other movies, including Five Little Peppers in Trouble, The Howards of Virginia , Whispering Footsteps and The Human Comedy .
Quigley was born in Bell, California and was married to Arthur Goehner.  She left acting in the late 1940s to focus on raising her family. 
Quigley died in Arroyo Grande, California.  She is buried in Calvary Cemetery in Los Angeles.[ citation needed ]
|1940||Susan and God||Blossom|
|1940||Five Little Peppers in Trouble||Peggy|
|1940||The Howards of Virginia||Mary Howard at 17|
|1940||Third Finger, Left Hand||Elvira Kelland||Uncredited|
|1941||Ride, Kelly, Ride||Ellen Martin|
|1941||Riot Squad||Mary Davis|
|1942||The Vanishing Virginian||Caroline, as an Adult||Uncredited|
|1942||Henry Aldrich, Editor||Martha Daley|
|1942||Keeper of the Flame||Susan||Uncredited|
|1943||The Human Comedy||Helen Elliot|
|1943||Isle of Forgotten Sins||Diane|
|1943||Women in Bondage||Herta Rumann|
|1943||Whispering Footsteps||Brook Hammond|
|1948||Hills of Home||Alan Burnbrae's Wife||Uncredited|
|1969||The Love God?||Minor Role||Uncredited, (final film role)|
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