Ginger Rogers

Actress Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. During her long career, she made a total of 73 films, and was best known as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre.
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Birthday
16 July 1911

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Local dancer steps up in winning style - Blue Springs Examiner
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Taking her stepfather's name, she became known as Ginger Rogers and as one of America's top professional dancers. Maybe it's time for history to repeat itself with another Independence native, Emily Scott, now 17 years old, who is quickly asserting
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Jim Klobuchar talks to football team - Macalester Athletics
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He danced a tango in the middle of the Nicollet Mall with the late Ginger Rogers and also survived a near fist fight with the late Viking football coach, Norm Van Brocklin. He says the scuffle with Van Brocklin and the tango with Ginger were equally
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Theatre review: Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen star in Top Hat - Northampton Chronicle & Echo
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A visit to see Top Hat at Milton Keynes Theatre this week – a recreation of the classic 1930s Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie – mentally transported me to a time when true glamour was allowed to tap dance its way into people's lives
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That's Life: Dog's Day Due - iBerkshires.com
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I named my puppy Ginger, after the movie star Ginger Rogers, who was, at that time, best known as Fred Astaire's dancing partner. My puppy was so gentle, she did not even object when I dressed her in my doll's clothes. Her tail would wag from beneath
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POSSESSED; Spelling Out How She Feels
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IN Hollywood, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to do remakes of it. These days, that's pretty much everyone. The film industry is one in which collective amnesia is so profound that it's safe to conclude that half the reason you are only as good as your last picture is that no one can remember further back. ''It breaks my heart that
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Inspirational CD by Marie really inspires - Deseret News
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They say Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers complemented each other perfectly. He gave her class and she made him sexy. As a brother and sister act, Donny and Marie Osmond expand each other's range as well
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Lucille Ball Centennial on TCM: STAGE DOOR, BEST FOOT FORWARD - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Unlike Robert Taylor, who would have turned 100 today, or Ginger Rogers, whose centennial was last July 16, Lucille Ball is actually going to be remembered on the occasion of what would have been her 100th birthday this Saturday, August 6
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Imagining America - Irish Central
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My desire to come to America was fueled by those movies, by the glamour of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and the talent of Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly. And, of course, Clark Gable, who was my mother's favorite. And when I did come to America “for the
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He Just Had to Move - Wall Street Journal
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The first thing the reader notices is that Mr. Decker pays little attention to Astaire's most famous scenes—there's only one with his primary romantic dance partner, Ginger Rogers, discussed at any length. Instead, Mr. Decker sheds light on
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Scientist 'transfixed' by dancing Snowball - The West Australian
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AP © Enlarge photo If you have grand plans to turn your pooch or pussycat into the next Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a scientist in the US has some bad news for you. It seems chimpanzees, dogs and cats have no sense of rhythm, according to research
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Today in History - Washington Post
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On July 16, 1911, actress-dancer Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Mo. In 1862, David G. Farragut became the first rear admiral in the United States Navy. In 1935, the first parking meters were installed in Oklahoma City
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Great Escape: Channel Your Inner Ginger Rogers - Patch.com
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Fox trot or waltz — don't mind if you do? Then ballroom dance may be just for you. Poetry aside, ballroom dance has struck the fancy of many with a slew of celebs regularly demonstrating
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ginger Rogers
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 83
    She died at her Rancho Mirage home on April 25, 1995, at the age of 83.
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    Her last public appearance was on March 18, 1995, when she received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award.
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  • 1990
    Age 78
    Rogers remained at the 4-Rs (Rogers's Rogue River Ranch) until 1990, when she sold the property and moved to nearby Medford, Oregon.
  • 1985
    Age 73
    More lead roles on Broadway followed, along with her stage directorial debut in 1985 on an off-Broadway production of Babes in Arms.
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  • 1977
    Age 65
    In 1977, Rogers's mother died.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1971
    Age 59
    Rogers was lifelong friends with actresses Lucille Ball and Bette Davis. She appeared with Ball in an episode of Here's Lucy on November 22, 1971, in which Rogers danced the Charleston for the first time in many years.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1953
    Age 41
    In 1953, she married Jacques Bergerac, a French actor 16 years her junior, whom she met on a trip to Paris. A lawyer in France, he came to Hollywood with her and became an actor. They divorced in 1957. Her fifth and final husband was director and producer William Marshall. They married in 1961 and divorced in 1971, after his bouts with alcohol and the financial collapse of their joint film production company in Jamaica.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1950
    Age 38
    In later life, Rogers remained on good terms with Astaire; she presented him with a special Academy Award in 1950, and they were copresenters of individual Academy Awards in 1967, during which they elicited a standing ovation when they came on stage in an impromptu dance.
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  • 1949
    Age 37
    Arthur Freed reunited her with Fred Astaire in The Barkleys of Broadway in 1949, when Judy Garland was unable to appear in the role that was to have reunited her with her Easter Parade co-star.
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  • 1943
    Age 31
    In 1943, Rogers married her third husband, Jack Briggs, a U.S. Marine. Upon his return from World War II, Briggs showed no interest in continuing his incipient Hollywood career. They divorced in 1949.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1941
    Age 29
    Further highlights of this period included Tom, Dick, and Harry, a 1941 comedy in which she dreams of marrying three different men; I'll Be Seeing You (1944), with Joseph Cotten; and Billy Wilder's first Hollywood feature film: The Major and the Minor (1942), in which she played a woman who masquerades as a 12-year-old to get a cheap train ticket and finds herself obliged to continue the ruse for an extended period.
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    In 1941, Rogers won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in 1940's Kitty Foyle.
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  • 1939
    Age 27
    On March 5, 1939, Rogers starred in "Single Party Going East", an episode of Silver Theater on CBS radio.
  • 1934
    Age 22
    In 1934, she married actor Lew Ayres (1908–96).
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    In 1934, Rogers sued Sylvia of Hollywood for $100K for defamation.
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  • 1933
    Age 21
    Rogers was known for her partnership with Fred Astaire. Together, from 1933 to 1939, they made nine musical films at RKO: Flying Down to Rio (1933), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top Hat (1935), Follow the Fleet (1936), Swing Time (1936), Shall We Dance (1937), Carefree (1938), and The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939).
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  • 1932
    Age 20
    She made feature films for Warner Bros., Monogram, and Fox in 1932 and was named one of 15 "WAMPAS Baby Stars".
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 18
    In 1930, she was signed by Paramount Pictures to a seven-year contract.
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  • 1929
    Age 17
    Rogers' first marriage was at age 17 to her dancing partner Jack Pepper (real name Edward Jackson Culpepper) on March 29, 1929. They divorced in 1931, having separated soon after the wedding. Ginger dated Mervyn LeRoy in 1932, but they ended the relationship and remained friends until his death in 1986.
    Rogers' first movie roles were in a trio of short films made in 1929—Night in the Dormitory, A Day of a Man of Affairs, and Campus Sweethearts.
    When the tour got to New York City, she stayed, getting radio singing jobs and then her Broadway debut in the musical Top Speed, which opened on Christmas Day, 1929.
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  • 1926
    Age 14
    Rogers' entertainment career was born one night when the traveling vaudeville act of Eddie Foy came to Fort Worth and needed a quick stand-in. She then entered and won a Charleston dance contest which allowed her to tour for six months, at one point in 1926 performing at an 18-month-old theater called The Craterian in Medford, Oregon.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1915
    Age 3
    In 1915, Rogers moved in with her grandparents while her mother made a trip to Hollywood in an effort to get an essay she had written made into a film.
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  • 1911
    Born
    Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath on July 16, 1911 in her mother's rented home at 100 Moore Street, Independence, Missouri.
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