Anita Ellis

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Anita Kert Ellis (born Anita Kurt; April 12, 1920) is a Canadian-born American singer, actress and pilot.[1] She was born in Montreal, Quebec.[2] Ellis became a naturalized United States citizen in 1950.[3] In 1941, she joined WLW in Cincinnati, Ohio, as a singer. Ellis dubbed the singing voices of such actresses as Rita Hayworth (notably in Gilda, 1946), Vera-Ellen and Jeanne Crain.[4]

Ellis retired in 1987 and moved to Manhattan. She suffers from Alzheimer's disease.[5][6]

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  1. Emery, Fred (January 15, 1946). "On the Air: Skelton Vocalist". Delphos Daily Herald. Ohio, Delphos. p. 5. Retrieved May 6, 2016 – via open access publication – free to read
  2. Who's Who in Entertainment, Volume 1. Marquis Who's Who. 1989. p. 181. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. "Radio Mirror". MacFadden Publications. 1946. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  4. O'Brien, Gerard W. (July 25, 2006). "The Heat is On... Quinn Lemley's Musical Journey as Rita Hayworth". Archived from the original on August 27, 2006. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  5. Profile Archived 2010-01-14 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed April 14, 2016.
  6. Profile,; accessed April 14, 2016.

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