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Rita Corday

The basics
Occupation Actor
Country United States of America
Date of birth Tahiti
Date of death Nov 23, 1992 Century City
Authority VIAF id IMDB id
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Rita Corday (born Jeanne Paule Teipo-Ite-Marma Croset; October 20, 1920 – November 23, 1992) was an American actress. She appeared in 30 films during the 1940s and 1950s. She was sometimes billed as Paula Corday or Paule Croset.

Early years

Rita Corday was born Jeanne Paule Teipo-Ite-Marma Croset in Tahiti, where her Swiss parents were diplomats. She received theatrical training in Switzerland, Paris and Shanghai.


In 1942, RKO Pictures signed Corday to a long-term contract. She made her first film appearance in January 1943, in Hitler's Children. During her career in Hollywood, she appeared mostly in second features. In her later films she was billed as Paula Corday or Paule Croset.

Personal life

In 1943, Corday announced her engagement to Navy Ensign Marshall Buell. She married producer Harold Nebenzal in 1947, and retired to raise a family.


Corday died November 21, 1992, after surgery, from complications of diabetes. Survivors included a daughter, Deborah Corday; a son, Daniel Nebenzal; and a brother, Gaston Croset.

Partial filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1943 Hitler's Children Young matron Uncredited
1943 Falcon Strikes Back, TheThe Falcon Strikes Back Mia Bruger
1943 Mr. Lucky Girl Uncredited
1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
1943 Adventures of a Rookie, TheThe Adventures of a Rookie Ruth - Party Guest
1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway Model Uncredited
1943 Gangway for Tomorrow Georgine Uncredited
1943 Government Girl Girl in Hotel Lobby Uncredited
1943 Falcon and the Co-eds, TheThe Falcon and the Co-eds Marguerita Serena
1944 Girl Rush Member of troupe Uncredited
1944 Falcon in Hollywood, TheThe Falcon in Hollywood Lili D'Allio
1945 Pan-Americana Pan American girl Uncredited
1945 Body Snatcher, TheThe Body Snatcher Mrs. Marsh
1945 What a Blonde Sonya Uncredited
1945 Falcon in San Francisco, TheThe Falcon in San Francisco Joan Marshall
1945 West of the Pecos Suzanne
1946 Truth About Murder, TheThe Truth About Murder Peggy
1946 Falcon's Alibi, TheThe Falcon's Alibi Joan Meredith
1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball Mona Clyde
1947 Exile, TheThe Exile Katie Credited as Paule Croset
1951 Sword of Monte Cristo, TheThe Sword of Monte Cristo Lady Christiane Credited as Paula Corday
1951 Too Young to Kiss Denise Dorcet Credited as Paula Corday
1952 You for Me Lucille Brown Credited as Paula Corday
1952 Because You're Mine Francesca Landers Credited as Paula Corday
1952 Black Castle, TheThe Black Castle Elga Von Bruno Credited as Paula Corday
1954 French Line, TheThe French Line Celeste Credited as Paula Corday
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