Date of Birth 15 August 1949, USA Mini Biography A talented and beautiful actress, best known for her performance in Sunset Strip. Rita got her start in the Naval town of Annapolis Maryland. She was originally encouraged by her parents to attend the Naval Academy as her father had done. However, in high school she became interested in putting on plays with her friends. This led to an audition for a theater troupe in Santa Monica where she met the director of Sunset Strip, who cast her in her first and one of her only roles.