Full Name at Birth
Rita Sue Carpenter
Harvard Business School
San Antonio, Texas
Actress/real estate broker/author/model
Claim to Fame
made love on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
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Born in San Antonio, Rita Jenrette belongs to one of the most distinguished families in Texas and in the United States. Rita Jenrette’s ancestor, Christopher Garlington, arrived in America in 1638. The Garlingtons relocated to Texas in the early 1800s and founded one of the state’s oldest Brahman cattle ranches in Jasper, where Rita Jenrette’s mother was born.
An honors graduate of the University of Texas, Rita Jenrette studied History and participated on the Student Council. In 1973, Rita Jenrette became Director of Research for the Republican Party of Texas and then relocated to Washington D.C. as an Opposition Researcher for the Republican National Committee. Rita Jenrette’s career in politics also extends to her time with the Office of Technology Assessment, then chaired by Senators Hubert Humphrey and Ted Kennedy.
When she accepted a contract as a model in 1978, Rita Jenrette began what would be become a successful career in the entertainment industry. Rita Jenrette acted in a series of television shows and films, including End of the Line; she also received accolades for her stage work, particularly her outstanding role in A Philadelphia Story. Rita Jenrette later became one of America’s most familiar faces through her regular appearances as a journalist and interviewer on A Current Affair.
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Rita Jenrette, born Rita Carpenter, November 25, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas is an American celebrity, actor, television journalist, and real estate executive. She is most famous for the interview she gave about her marriage to U.S. Representative John Jenrette following his conviction in the Abscam scandal and her accompanying semi-nude pictorial in Playboy magazine.
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