Rita Hayworth as Gilda

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Rita Hayworth | Inspirational Choice of Bruce A. Simon

Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.

Primary Department
Production Staff
Primary Occupation
First Assistant Director
Secondary Occupation(s)
Producer
Director
Driver
Union/Guild Affiliation(s)
Directors Guild of America (DGA)
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA)
Hollywood Teamsters (Local 399)
Biography
Bruce A. Simon is the founder of IndustryCentral. In 1998, envisioning the future of the internet and it's role on the Motion Picture & Television Industry, he set out to create a "homepage" consisting of a 'links list' of his favorite websites and those he felt would be of value to other industry professionals. This list eventually grew to what is now known as "The Motion Picture & Television Industry Links Database" and remains a staple at IndustryCentral. Bruce soon began a monthly feature he called "Profiles of the Working Actor" honoring those hard working something-less-than-famous actors who were working as "Guest Stars" and "Day Players" on many of the projects he was assigned to. They were those many characters you'd seen over and over in so many varying roles. You knew that face, but not the name! The Profiles were received so well that they inspired IndustryCentral's expansion from the simple links list from which it began. Mr. Simon continues contributing those Profiles as often as possible. So keep watching for more!

Bruce A. Simon is a 30+ year veteran of the Directors Guild of America working as a Producer, UPM, and Assistant Director on hundreds of Feature, Television, and Commercial Productions. He began his career as an Actor and Extra but soon realized his calling was behind the camera. Working as a Production Assistant afforded him the knowledge and experience that ultimately enabled him to join the Directors Guild of America as a Production Manager. His early work was on many Television Series' such as Vega$ (1978), The New Mike Hammer (1984), Hunter (1984), Dynasty, Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), & Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He soon segued into long-form working on many of the popular MOW's and Pilots of the 80's and 90's. His proudest achievement came on HBO's _"The Tuskegee Airmen" (1995)_ which earned a nomination for the Directors Guild of America Award for Longform TV as part of the Director Robert Markowitz team. More recently, Bruce has contributed his A.D. skills in the Feature arena on projects such as This Christmas (2007), Yes Man (2008), The Losers (2010), Easy A (2010), Fired Up! (2009), Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008), and Least Among Saints (2012).

Over the years, he has been privileged to work along side some of the most talented Directors in the business & learned many tips and tricks of the trade from legendary Directors Guild A.D. members such as the renowned Abby Singer, and Francisco Day

His acting credits include: Nowhere to Hide (1977), Brothers (1977), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Slumber Party '57 (1976).

He is currently compiling his days as a Studio Driver which will enable him to join the Hollywood Teamsters Local 399

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