Rita Gam

Highest Rated: 94% Klute (1971)
Lowest Rated: 43% Sign of the Pagan (1954)
Birthday: Apr 2, 1928
Birthplace: Not Available
Though Rita Gam was her real name, the Pittsburgh-born actress was castigated in some ill-informed circles for dreaming up a "nom de film" that alluded to her legs. Perhaps in response, she went to great lengths seeking out roles that relied on her talent rather than her looks. After tallying up some impressive credits on Broadway and live television, Gam made her motion-picture debut in director/star Ray Milland's no-dialogue feature The Thief (1951). Her subsequent Hollywood roles were largely unrewarding, so Gam went to Europe in search of worthwhile assignments. Her performance in the 1962 filmization of Sartre's No Exit won the actress several festival awards. She returned to America, where she played small roles in such New York-based films as Klute (1971) and Law and Disorder (1974) before inaugurating a second career as a documentary filmmaker. At one time, Rita Gam was married to director Sidney Lumet and was also a bridesmaid at Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier. Gam passed away in 2016, at age 88.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rowing Through Iris Biglow 1996
No Score Yet Midnight Heidi 1989
No Score Yet Distortions Mildred Tyson 1987
No Score Yet Greatest Heroes of the Bible Xantha 1979
No Score Yet Law and Disorder Woman in Cab 1974
No Score Yet Seeds of Evil Helena Boardman 1974
No Score Yet Such Good Friends Doria Perkins 1971
No Score Yet Shoot Out Emma 1971
94% Klute Trina 1971
85% King of Kings Herodias 1961
No Score Yet Hannibal Sylvia 1960
No Score Yet Sierra Baron Felicia Delmonte 1958
No Score Yet Mohawk Onida 1956
No Score Yet Magic Fire Actor 1956
43% Sign of the Pagan Kubra 1954
No Score Yet Night People Miss Cates 1954
No Score Yet The Thief The Girl 1952

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Cynthia Germaine
  • 1979
No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected
1979-1988
Lisa Brisson

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