Rita Stapleton
Lenore Kasdorf as Rita Stapleton
Guiding Light
Portrayed by: Lenore Kasdorf (1975-1980 & 1980-1981)
Sarah Daily (1980; temp)
Duration: 1975-1980 & 1980-1981
First appearance: October 1975
Last appearance: June 30, 1981
Cause/reason: Left town
Created by: Pamela K. Long
Jeff Ryder
Gender: Female
Occupation: Nurse
Residence: San Francisco, California
Parents: Unknown man
Viola Stapleton
Siblings: Evelyn "Eve" Stapleton
Marital status: Single
Past marriage(s): William "Ed" Bauer Jr.
(divorced; 1978-1981)
Children: Unnamed child
(son, with Ed, deceased)
Romances: Gregory "Greg" Fairbanks
Roger Thorpe
(lovers, deceased)
Timothy "Tim" Ryan
Peter Chapman
Gregory "Greg" Fairbanks
Alan Spaulding
(affair/lovers, deceased)

Rita Stapleton (formerly Bauer) is a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light.

Actress History:

  • Lenore Kasdorf (10/1975-03/1980 & 09/1980-06/1981)
  • Sarah Daily (02/1980; temp)

Character History:

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