Lita Baron

Lita Baron

Lita Baron (Wikipedia)

Lita Baron was a Spanish-born American actress and singer who appeared in movies and television shows for over 30 years.

Baron was born Isabel Castro in AlmeriaSpain, on August 11, 1923, and emigrated to United States with her family in 1928. Her parents were Pedro and Francesca Castro.

After moving, the family lived in River Rouge, Michigan, where she attended River Rouge High School.

Baron started her career in show business as a singer and dancer with Xavier Cugat‘s orchestra. Billed as Isabelita, she also had her own act in nightclubs in Hollywood.

Starting in 1944, she appeared in several Hollywood films and television series. Her last screen role came in the 1979 film Bitter Heritage, in which her then ex-husband Rory Calhoun starred. She later worked in radio and real estate.

In 1948, Baron married Hollywood actor Rory Calhoun. The couple had three daughters in total: Cindy, Tami, and Lori. Baron and Calhoun divorced in 1970.

Baron died in Palm Springs, California on December 16, 2015, at age 92. Cause of death was a broken hip.

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