Rita Quigley

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Rita Quigley
Rita Allene Quigley

(1923-03-31)31 March 1923
DiedAugust 25, 2008(2008-08-25) (aged 85)
Resting placeCalvary Cemetery, Los Angeles
Years active1940–1948
Spouse(s)Arthur J. Goehner (his death)
Relatives Juanita Quigley (sister) [1]

Rita Allene Quigley (March 31, 1923 [2] – 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 . [3]

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 .

Personal life

Quigley was born in Bell, California and was married to Arthur Goehner. [2] She left acting in the late 1940s to focus on raising her family. [4]


Quigley died in Arroyo Grande, California. [2] 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 KellandUncredited
1940 Jennie Amelia Schermer
1941 Ride, Kelly, Ride Ellen Martin
1941 Blonde Inspiration Regina
1941 Riot Squad Mary Davis
1942 The Vanishing Virginian Caroline, as an AdultUncredited
1942 Henry Aldrich, Editor Martha Daley
1942 Keeper of the Flame SusanUncredited
1943 The Human Comedy Helen Elliot
1943 Isle of Forgotten Sins Diane
1943 Women in Bondage Herta Rumann
1943 Whispering Footsteps Brook Hammond
1946 The Trap Clementine
1948 Hills of Home Alan Burnbrae's WifeUncredited
1969 The Love God? Minor RoleUncredited, (final film role)

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