From Stage Door, 1937.
Born Virginia Katherine McMath July 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri. Died April 25, 1995 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.
Ginger Rogers was a deft screwball comedy actress and famously Fred Astaire's best known dancing partner through 9 musicals with RKO and one technicolor musical for M-G-M (The Barkleys of Broadway, 1949).
Rogers also won an Academy Award in 1941 for her serious role in the drama Kitty Foyle. She has been described in many classic Hollywood books as being a consummate professional and for being capable of working through extremely heavy production schedules.
Fred Astaire praised her ability to innovate and to maintain a cool head during the difficult choreographic practice work for their RKO musical dance routines, and said on several occasions that she contributed more than fifty-percent to their success onscreen.
Ginger Rogers 1941
Ginger Rogers with her mother Lela after receiving an Oscar for Kitty Foyle, 1941. Ginger Rogers and her mother appeared together in the 1942 film The Major and the Minor, directed by Billy Wilder. Lela played Ginger's characters mother in the film.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
Vivacious Lady 1938
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Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers, 1937
Ginger Rogers, 1934
Frames from Romance in Manhatten, 1934, Ginger Rogers age 23.
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