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It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of 1950s/1960s model Rita Egan on November 1, 2009. I have condensed the information from her obituary and added it to her Portfolio Album:
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=22949

Rita Egan (1935-2009) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended St. Johns University. After college, Rita became one of the top models at the Ford Modeling Agency in New York City. During the 1950s and 1960s, Rita was frequently featured on the covers and within the pages of the top fashion magazines such as Seventeen and Mademoiselle. Rita married Donald MacInnis in 1956, with whom she had two sons and two daughters. After her husband’s sudden passing, Rita began a nearly 20-year career in advertising at IBM where she rose through the ranks of management. An avid tennis player, Rita met her second husband John Vollenweider on the tennis courts. They were married in 1984. After retirement, Rita enjoyed tennis, golf, gardening and volunteering with her favorite charities. Her happiest times were spent teaching her 5 grandchildren how to read, swim or bike.

Rita was such a popular model that she was often featured by name in magazine articles and ads. Here are a few examples:

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November 1959 Seventeen Magazine

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April 1960 Seventeen Magazine

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1961 Judy Wayne Ad

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1962 Seventeen Magazine

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1962 Silk Ad

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Monique Dutto, Rita, Susan van Wyck & Carole Ford
1962 Silk Ad

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1963 Fiancees Ad

More beautiful scans of Rita have been contributed by Bonnie Pix in the Fifties Model Album: Rita Egan:
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=81090

Our belated condolences to her family, friends and fans.

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist


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Re: In Memoriam: Rita Egan ~ 1935-2009
Post Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:30 am by MMM60s-SC
It was exciting to read in the Forum that the family of Rita Egan has contacted Linda Morand. It would be wonderful to learn more about this very popular 1950s and 1960s model.

Susan Camp
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