Dona Drake

Dona Drake
1914 - 1989

Dona Drake  American Actress


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Dona Drake was previously married to Travilla (1944 - 1989).

Dona Drake was in a relationship with Jesse Lasky Jr. (1940 - 1943).


American Actress Dona Drake was born Eunice Westmoreland on 15th November, 1914 in Miami, Florida USA and passed away on 20th Jun 1989 Los Angeles, CA USA aged 74. She is most remembered for Strike Me Pink (1936).... Mademoiselle Fifi. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Dona Drake is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American female singers and 1989 deaths.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 3 years - -
Married1 45 years, 7 months - -
Total2 45 years, 7 months 24 years, 3 months 3 years


First Name Eunice
Last Name Dona Drake
Maiden Name Westmoreland
Full Name at Birth Eunice Westmoreland
Alternative Name Rita Novella, Una Velon, Dona Drake, Eunice Westmoreland, Dona Drake and Her Girl Band, Rita Ray, Rita Rio
Age 74 (age at death) years
Birthday 15th November, 1914
Birthplace Miami, Florida USA
Died 20th June, 1989
Place of Death Los Angeles, CA USA
Cause of Death Pneumonia & Respiratory Failure
Buried Cremated, Ashes scattered
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Vivacious leading lady in US films of the 40s and early 50s. As Rita Rio, was the bandleader of an all-girl orchestra and girls singing group, The Girl Friends, in the early 1930s.
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, singer, dancer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Strike Me Pink (1936) .... Mademoiselle Fifi
Year(s) Active 1933–1977
Friend Joan Blondell, Marie Wilson, Toby Wing, Faith Bacon

Dona Drake (born Eunice Westmoreland; November 15, 1914 – June 20, 1989) was an American singer, dancer and film actress in the 1930s and 1940s. Of three-quarters black heritage, she presented herself as Mexican and went by the names Una Novella and Rita Novella, typically being cast in "ethnic" roles including Hispanics and Middle Easterners, though occasionally took the role of white characters. As Mexican "Rita Rio", she led a touring all-girl orchestra in the early 1940s, also known as "Dona Drake and her Girl Band", among other names for her musical and dance acts.

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Dona Drake74 ScorpioActress
Travilla70 AriesCostume Designer
Jesse Lasky Jr.77 VirgoScreenwriter


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
NaFemale16th August, 195170 years oldTravilla


Soldiers of Fortune1955CheuTV Show
Princess of the Nile1954MirvaMovie
Studio 571954TV Show
The Lone Wolf1954LeeTV Show
Down Laredo Way1953NaritaMovie
Son of Belle Starr1953DoloresMovie
Bandits of Corsica1953ZeldaMovie
City Detective1953FrancescaTV Show
Kansas City Confidential1952TeresaMovie
Adventures of Superman1952JoyceTV Show
Valentino1951Maria TorresMovie
Big Town1950Cindy BrookeTV Show
Fortunes of Captain Blood1950Pepita Maria RosadosMovie
Beyond the Forest1949JennyMovie
The Girl from Jones Beach1949Connie MartinMovie
The Doolins of Oklahoma1949Cattle AnnieMovie
Another Part of the Forest1948Laurette SinceeMovie
So This Is New York1948Kate Goff, Maid in PlayMovie
Without Reservations1946Dolores OrtegaMovie
Dangerous Millions1946Elena ValdezMovie
Hollywood Victory Caravan1945Dona DrakeShort Film
Hot Rhythm1944Mary AdamsMovie
Let's Face It1943MurielMovie
Salute for Three1943Dona Drake (as Dona Drake and Her Girl Band)Movie
Road to Morocco1942MihirmahMovie
Star Spangled Rhythm1942Dona Drake- Swing Shift SkitMovie
Aloma of the South Seas1941NeaMovie
Louisiana Purchase1941BeatriceMovie
I Look at You1941Short Film
Fresh as a Freshman1941Chicquita (as Rita Rio)Short Film
Gals and Gallons1939Rita Rio -Orchestra Leader (as Rita Rio)Short Film
Beautiful, But Dummies1938Model (as Rita Ray)Short Film
Sweet Shoe1938Rita Rio (as Rita Rio)Short Film
Strike Me Pink1936Mademoiselle Fifi (as Rita Rio)Movie
Moonlight and Melody1935Rita (as Rita Rio)Short Film
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Posted commentsView all comments (5)

wjerryzwjerryzDec 29, 2015

Very attractive actress. I liked her in Jones Beach

GuyFeb 18, 2010

I am looking for Nia, Hope to hear from her! GUY

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