Rita Gam

Born Apr 2, 1927

Rita Gam is an American film and television actress and documentary film maker. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and won the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

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1927 Birth Born on April 2, 1927.


1949 22 Years Old Gam's first husband was director Sidney Lumet, whom she married in 1949. The marriage ended in divorce in 1955, and Lumet married socialite Gloria Vanderbilt.
1952 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She appeared first in the 1952 film noir The Thief, which starred Ray Milland.
1956 29 Years Old In 1956 she married publisher Thomas Guinzburg. This marriage also ended in divorce in 1963. She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her close friend, Grace Kelly, to Prince Rainier in Monaco. Gam died on March 22, 2016 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from respiratory failure, aged 88. … Read More


1962 35 Years Old She shared the Silver Bear for Best Actress award with Viveca Lindfors at the 1962 Berlin Film Festival, for their performances in Tad Danielewski's No Exit. … Read More


1971 44 Years Old She returned to the U.S. to appear in small parts in films, including Klute in 1971, before taking up documentary film making.


2003 76 Years Old In 2003, she appeared in the rotating cast of the Off-Broadway stage reading of Wit & Wisdom.
2004 77 Years Old In 2004, she appeared in one of a series of ads for the Royal Bank of Scotland.
2016 89 Years Old Died on March 22, 2016.
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