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 Name||Virginia Katherine McMath|
|Birthday||July 16, 1911|
|Birthplace||Independence, Missouri, USA|
|Date of death||April 25, 1995 (age 83)|
|Height||5' 4½" (1m64) How tall is Ginger Rogers compared to you?|
|Awards||1941 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Kitty Foyle)|
|Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella|
|TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Astaire & Rogers|
|Shriek in the Night, A|
|The Groom Wore Spurs|
|Hollywood on Parade|
|TCM Greatest Classic Film Collection: Astaire & Rogers Volume Two|