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Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath) (July 16, 1911 - April 25, 1995) was an American actress and dancer. She is most remembered as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten all-singing all-dancing Hollywood musicals, but her acting career spanned over thirty years. Her first 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. In 1939, she played opposite David Niven in Bachelor Mother.

In 1940 Ginger Rogers won the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her starring role in Kitty Foyle.

Ginger Rogers died in 1995 and was interred in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Ginger Rogers Facts

Birth NameVirginia Katherine McMath
BirthdayJuly 16, 1911
BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri, USA
Date of deathApril 25, 1995 (age 83)
Height5' 4½" (1m64)  How tall is Ginger Rogers compared to you?
Awards1941 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Kitty Foyle)

Selected Filmography

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Astaire & Rogers
Shriek in the Night, A
The Groom Wore Spurs
Hollywood on Parade
Top Hat
TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Astaire & Rogers Volume Two
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