GINGER ROGERS

Birth name: Virginia Katherine McMath

Hair Color: Blonde

Eye Color: Blue

Height: 5' 4"

Nickname: "Ginger"

Quote: "The most important thing in anyone's life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun, joy and happiness. This is my gift."

Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is known for her starring role in Kitty Foyle (1940), but is best remembered for performing in RKO's musical films (partnered with Fred Astaire) on stage, radio and television, throughout much of the 20th century.

Born in Independence, Missouri, and raised in Kansas City, Rogers and her family moved to Fort Worth, Texas, when she was nine years old. After winning a 1925 Charleston dance contest that launched a successful vaudeville career, she gained recognition as a Broadway actress for her debut stage role in Girl Crazy. This success led to a contract with Paramount Pictures, which ended after five films. Rogers had her first successful film role as a supporting actress in 42nd Street (1933). Throughout the 1930s, Rogers made 9 films with Astaire, among which were some of her biggest successes, such as Swing Time (1936) and Top Hat (1935). After two commercial failures with Astaire, Rogers began to branch out into dramatic films and comedies. Her acting was well received by critics and audiences, and she became one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s. Her performance in Kitty Foyle (1940) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Rogers remained successful throughout the 1940s and at one point was Hollywood's highest-paid actress, but her popularity had peaked by the end of the decade. She reunited with Astaire in 1949 in the commercially successful The Barkleys of Broadway. After an unsuccessful period through the 1950s, Rogers made a successful return to Broadway in 1965, playing the lead role in Hello, Dolly!. More lead roles on Broadway followed, along with her stage directorial debut in 1985 on an off-Broadway production of Babes in Arms. Rogers also made television acting appearances until 1987. In 1992, Rogers was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors.

Ginger Rogers died of a heart attack in 1995, at the age of 83.

FILMOGRAPHY

1. That's Entertainment! III (1994) as Song Performer.

2. Harlow (1965) as Mama Jean .

3. Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Mildred Turner .

4. The First Traveling Saleslady (1956) as Rose Gillray .

5. Teenage Rebel (1956) as Nancy Fallon .

6. Tight Spot (1955) as Sherry Conley .

7. Twist of Fate (1954) as [Joan] Johnny Victor .

8. Forever Female (1954) as Beatrice Page .

9. Black Widow (1954) as Carlotta Marin .

10. We're Not Married! (1952) as Ramona Gladwyn .

11. Monkey Business (1952) as Edwina Fulton .

12. Dreamboat (1952) as Gloria Marlowe .

13. The Groom Wore Spurs (1951) as Abigail J. [A. J.] Furnival .

14. Storm Warning (1951) as Marsha Mitchell .

15. Perfect Strangers (1950) as Terry Scott .

16. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) as Dinah Barkley .

17. It Had to Be You (1947) as Victoria Stafford .

18. Magnificent Doll (1946) as Dorthea "Dolly" Payne Madison .

19. Heartbeat (1946) as Arlette Lefon .

20. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) as Irene Malvern, the actress .

21. I'll Be Seeing You (1944) as Mary Marshall .

22. Lady in the Dark (1944) as Liza Elliott .

23. Tender Comrade (1944) as Jo Jones .

24. The Major and the Minor (1942) as Susan Applegate [also known as Su-su Applegate] .

25. Roxie Hart (1942) as Roxie Hart .

26. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) as Katie O'Hara Von Luber also known as Katherine Butt-Smith .

27. Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Diane .

28. Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) as Janie .

29. Primrose Path (1940) as Ellie May Adams .

30. Kitty Foyle (1940) as Kitty Foyle .

31. Lucky Partners (1940) as Jean Newton .

32. Bachelor Mother (1939) as Polly Parrish .

33. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) as Irene Castle .

34. Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) as Mary Grey .

35. Carefree (1938) as Amanda Cooper .

36. Having Wonderful Time (1938) as Teddy [Shaw] .

37. Vivacious Lady (1938) as Francey [Morgan] .

38. Shall We Dance (1937) as Linda Keene .

39. Stage Door (1937) as Jean Maitland .

40. Follow the Fleet (1936) as Sherry Martin .

41. Swing Time (1936) as Penelope "Penny" Carrol .

42. Romance in Manhattan (1935) as Sylvia Dennis .

43. Roberta (1935) as [Comtesse "Tanka"] Scharwenka [also known as Lizzie Gatz] .

44. In Person (1935) as Carol Corliss, also known as Miss Colfax .

45. Top Hat (1935) as Dale Tremont .

46. Star of Midnight (1935) as Donna Mantin .

47. Upper World (1934) as Lilly [Linder] .

48. Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) as Peggy [Cornell] .

49. The Gay Divorcee (1934) as Mimi [Glossop] .

50. Change of Heart (1934) as Madge Rountree .

51. Finishing School (1934) as [Celeste] Pony [Ferris] .

52. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) as Fay [Fortune] .

53. 42nd Street (1933) as Ann [Anytime Annie Lowell] .

54. Don't Bet on Love (1933) as Molly Gilbert .

55. Professional Sweetheart (1933) as Glory [Eden] .

56. A Shriek in the Night (1933) as Patricia Morgan .

57. Rafter Romance (1933) as Mary [Carroll] .

58. Chance at Heaven (1933) as Marjorie "Marje" Harris .

59. Broadway Bad (1933) as Flip Daly .

60. Sitting Pretty (1933) as Dorothy .

61. Flying Down to Rio (1933) as Honey Hale .

62. Carnival Boat (1932) as Honey .

63. Hat Check Girl (1932) as Jessie King .

64. You Said a Mouthful (1932) as Alice Brandon .

65. The Tenderfoot (1932) as Ruth .

66. The Thirteenth Guest (1932) as Marie Morgan .

67. The Tip-Off (1931) as Baby Face .

68. Honor Among Lovers (1931) as Doris Brown .

69. Suicide Fleet (1931) as Sally .

70. The Sap From Syracuse (1930) as Ellen Saunders .

71. Follow the Leader (1930) as Mary Brennan .

72. Queen High (1930) as Polly Rockwell .

73. Young Man of Manhattan (1930) as Puff Randolph .

For more about Ginger Rogers please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_Rogers

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