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Ginger Rogers was an award-winning American dancer, singer and actress

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BirthdayJuly 16, 1911
Died onApril 25, 1995
NationalityAmerican
FamousSchool Dropouts, Republicans, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
IdeologiesRepublicans
City/StateMissouri
SpousesJack Briggs (m.1943–1949), Jack Pepper (m.1929–1931), Jacques Bergerac (m.1953–1957), Lew Ayres (m.1934–1941), William Marshall (m.1961–1969)
Known asVirginia Katherine McMath
Universities
  • Central High School
Birth PlaceIndependence, Missouri, USA
ReligionChristian Science
GenderFemale
FatherWilliam Eddins McMath
MotherLela Emogene
Sun SignCancer
Born inIndependence, Missouri, USA
Famous asAmerican actress
Died at Age83

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Who is Ginger Rogers?

Ginger Rogers was one of the most successful actresses during the Golden Era of Hollywood. She left the audiences spellbound with her performances and was one of the highest paid American actresses of her time. Featured at number 14 on the American Film Institute’s list of ‘greatest screen legends’, Rogers, the charming, vivacious beauty was an iconic Hollywood star who enjoyed a remarkable acting career. She appeared in 73 films and several Broadway shows. She revolutionized the genre of musical films in Hollywood and starred in some of the most successful films of her time and received great critical acclaim. Some of her notable films include, ‘Kitty Foyle’, ‘A Shriek in the Night’, ‘Don't Bet on Love,’ ‘Week-End at the Waldorf’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Magnificent Doll’, ‘It Had to Be You’, ‘The Barkleys of Broadway’ and ‘Perfect Strangers’. She was part of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Broadway musical, ‘Hello, Dolly!’ She also appeared in several television shows including ,’Glitter’, ‘Hotel’, ‘The DuPont Show with June Allyson’ and ‘What's My Line?’

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Childhood & Early Life

Born as Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri, Ginger Rogers was the only child of William Eddins McMath, an electrical engineer and Lela Emogene.

After her parents got divorced, she stayed with her mother and grandparents. Her mother later remarried John Logan Rogers and the family settled in Fort Worth, Texas.

She attended the Central High School in Fort Worth, Texas but dropped out from school and during her teenage years performed on stage in Majestic Theatre, where her mother was also involved in.

She first took to stage performance in 1926, after winning a dance competition. Following this, she made appearances at the ‘The Craterian’ theatre located in Oregon.

She became a member of the vaudeville troupe called ‘Ginger and Pepper’ and made her debut on Broadway musical show ‘Top Speed’ on December 25, 1929.

Career

In May 1930, she appeared in the film ‘Young Man of Manhattan’, directed by Monta Bell. One of her dialogues from the film, ‘Cigarette me, big boy’, became very popular.

Later in 1930, she played the role of ‘Polly Rockwell’ in the musical comedy film ‘Queen High’, directed by Fred C. Newmeyer. The same year, she was seen in the Broadway musical ‘Girl Crazy’, ‘The Sap from Syracuse’ and ‘Follow the Leader’.

In 1932, she was seen in the American mystery film, ‘The Thirteenth Guest’, in which she played the role of ‘Marie Morgan’. The same year she was also seen in the films ‘Hat Check Girl’, ‘The Tenderfoot’ and ‘You Said a Mouthful’.

In 1933, she appeared in the Academy Award nominated Warner Bros. musical film ‘42nd Street’, which was based on Bradford Ropes novel of the same name. The film got immense success at the box office.

In the early 1930s, she also appeared in the comedy-horror film ‘A Shriek in the Night’, ‘Don't Bet on Love’, the musical comedy ‘Sitting Pretty’, and ‘Rafter Romance’.

In 1934, she played the role of ‘Peggy Cornell’ in the musical comedy film ‘Twenty Million Sweethearts’, which was directed by Ray Enright. That year she also acted in ‘Change of Heart’, ‘Upperworld’, ‘The Gay Divorcee’ and ‘Romance in Manhattan’.

In 1935, she acted in ‘Roberta’, a film in which she played an unaccredited role. The same year, she also appeared in ‘Star of Midnight’, an American mystery-comedy and ‘Top Hat’, in which she played the role of ‘Dale Tremont’.

In 1940, she starred in the Academy Award winning film ‘Kitty Foyle’, which was based on Christopher Morley’s novel of the same name. That year, she was also seen in the films ‘Primrose Path’ and ‘Lucky Partners’.

On November 27, 1942, she was seen in the Academy Award nominated romantic comedy-drama film ‘Once Upon a Honeymoon’, which was directed by Leo McCarey.

In 1944, she starred in the Academy Award nominated film ‘Lady in the Dark’, directed by Mitchell Leisen. That year she was also seen in the William Dieterle film ‘I'll Be Seeing You’.

In 1945, she played the role of ‘Irene Malvern’ in the Robert Z. Leonard comedy-drama film, ‘Week-End at the Waldorf’. The film was a success at the box office and that following year she also acted in ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Magnificent Doll’.

In 1947, she played the role of ‘Victoria Stafford’ in the romantic-comedy film ‘It Had to Be You’, directed by Don Hartman and Rudolph Mat�. The film was moderately successful but the musical tracks in the film became popular.

In 1949, she starred in the Academy Award nominated musical film ‘The Barkleys of Broadway’, which received mixed critical reviews but got an overall positive response.

After the 1950s, she also appeared in many TV series’ including the award-winning ‘The DuPont Show with June Allyson’, an anthology drama series that was broadcast on CBS.

She was also seen in the TV show ‘What’s My Line?’ It was a panel game show on CBS. She also featured in the TV shows ‘The Love Boat’, ‘Glitter’ and ‘Hotel’.

In 1964, she was seen in the Broadway musical ‘Hello Dolly!’, which was one of the hit musical shows of that year. It was based on the play, ‘The Matchmaker’, written by Thornton Wilder.

In 1965, she made her last appearance in the fictionalised biographical-drama film ‘Harlow’, based on the life of American film actress ‘Jean Harlow’. The film was a commercial failure.

Major Works

She starred in the immensely popular 1940 movie ‘Kitty Foyle’ that earned a whopping $2.385 million at the box office. The film was re-released nationally in 1955 and was adapted for radio shows and television.

She was seen in the hit 1964 Broadway musical ‘Hello,Dolly!’, which won the Tony Award for ‘Best Musical’. In 2002, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was revived on Broadway, three times.

Awards & Achievements

In 1941, she received the Academy Award for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ for the film ‘Kitty Foyle’.

In 1960, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal Life & Legacy

She married five times but unfortunately all of her marriages ended in divorce. She was married to Jack Pepper, Lew Ayres, Jack Briggs, Jacques Bergerac and William Marshall.

She died at the age of 83 after suffering a heart attack at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. Her ashes were entombed at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, located in Chatsworth, California.

In 2007, her biographical musical titled ‘Backwards in High Heels’ opened in Florida. The musical was a tribute to her life and legacy.

Trivia

This acclaimed 1940s American movie and stage actress was a keen artist and created many sculptures, paintings and sketches during her spare time.

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Ginger Rogers awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

1941Best Actress in a Leading RoleKitty Foyle (1940)

Ginger Rogers biography timelines

  • // 16th Jul 1911
    Born as Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri, Ginger Rogers was the only child of William Eddins McMath, an electrical engineer and Lela Emogene.
  • // 1926
    She first took to stage performance in 1926, after winning a dance competition. Following this, she made appearances at the ‘The Craterian’ theatre located in Oregon.
  • // 25th Dec 1929
    She became a member of the vaudeville troupe called ‘Ginger and Pepper’ and made her debut on Broadway musical show ‘Top Speed’ on December 25, 1929.
  • // 1930
    Later in 1930, she played the role of ‘Polly Rockwell’ in the musical comedy film ‘Queen High’, directed by Fred C. Newmeyer. The same year, she was seen in the Broadway musical ‘Girl Crazy’, ‘The Sap from Syracuse’ and ‘Follow the Leader’.
  • // May 1930
    In May 1930, she appeared in the film ‘Young Man of Manhattan’, directed by Monta Bell. One of her dialogues from the film, ‘Cigarette me, big boy’, became very popular.
  • // 1932
    In 1932, she was seen in the American mystery film, ‘The Thirteenth Guest’, in which she played the role of ‘Marie Morgan’. The same year she was also seen in the films ‘Hat Check Girl’, ‘The Tenderfoot’ and ‘You Said a Mouthful’.
  • // 1933
    In 1933, she appeared in the Academy Award nominated Warner Bros. musical film ‘42nd Street’, which was based on Bradford Ropes novel of the same name. The film got immense success at the box office.
  • // 1934
    In 1934, she played the role of ‘Peggy Cornell’ in the musical comedy film ‘Twenty Million Sweethearts’, which was directed by Ray Enright. That year she also acted in ‘Change of Heart’, ‘Upperworld’, ‘The Gay Divorcee’ and ‘Romance in Manhattan’.
  • // 1935
    In 1935, she acted in ‘Roberta’, a film in which she played an unaccredited role. The same year, she also appeared in ‘Star of Midnight’, an American mystery-comedy and ‘Top Hat’, in which she played the role of ‘Dale Tremont’.
  • // 1940
    In 1940, she starred in the Academy Award winning film ‘Kitty Foyle’, which was based on Christopher Morley’s novel of the same name. That year, she was also seen in the films ‘Primrose Path’ and ‘Lucky Partners’.
  • // 1940
    She starred in the immensely popular 1940 movie ‘Kitty Foyle’ that earned a whopping $2.385 million at the box office. The film was re-released nationally in 1955 and was adapted for radio shows and television.
  • // 1941
    In 1941, she received the Academy Award for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ for the film ‘Kitty Foyle’.
  • // 27th Nov 1942
    On November 27, 1942, she was seen in the Academy Award nominated romantic comedy-drama film ‘Once Upon a Honeymoon’, which was directed by Leo McCarey.
  • // 1944
    In 1944, she starred in the Academy Award nominated film ‘Lady in the Dark’, directed by Mitchell Leisen. That year she was also seen in the William Dieterle film ‘I'll Be Seeing You’.
  • // 1945
    In 1945, she played the role of ‘Irene Malvern’ in the Robert Z. Leonard comedy-drama film, ‘Week-End at the Waldorf’. The film was a success at the box office and that following year she also acted in ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Magnificent Doll’.
  • // 1947
    In 1947, she played the role of ‘Victoria Stafford’ in the romantic-comedy film ‘It Had to Be You’, directed by Don Hartman and Rudolph Mat�. The film was moderately successful but the musical tracks in the film became popular.
  • // 1949
    In 1949, she starred in the Academy Award nominated musical film ‘The Barkleys of Broadway’, which received mixed critical reviews but got an overall positive response.
  • // 1960
    In 1960, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • // 1964
    In 1964, she was seen in the Broadway musical ‘Hello Dolly!’, which was one of the hit musical shows of that year. It was based on the play, ‘The Matchmaker’, written by Thornton Wilder.
  • // 1964
    She was seen in the hit 1964 Broadway musical ‘Hello,Dolly!’, which won the Tony Award for ‘Best Musical’. In 2002, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was revived on Broadway, three times.
  • // 1965
    In 1965, she made her last appearance in the fictionalised biographical-drama film ‘Harlow’, based on the life of American film actress ‘Jean Harlow’. The film was a commercial failure.
  • // 25th Apr 1995
    She died at the age of 83 after suffering a heart attack at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. Her ashes were entombed at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, located in Chatsworth, California.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, her biographical musical titled ‘Backwards in High Heels’ opened in Florida. The musical was a tribute to her life and legacy.

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Ginger Rogers's FAQ

  • What is Ginger Rogers birthday?

    Ginger Rogers was born at 1911-07-16

  • When was Ginger Rogers died?

    Ginger Rogers was died at 1995-04-25

  • Where was Ginger Rogers died?

    Ginger Rogers was died in Rancho Mirage

  • Which age was Ginger Rogers died?

    Ginger Rogers was died at age 83

  • Where is Ginger Rogers's birth place?

    Ginger Rogers was born in Independence, Missouri, USA

  • What is Ginger Rogers nationalities?

    Ginger Rogers's nationalities is American

  • What is Ginger Rogers ideologies?

    Ginger Rogers's ideologies is Republicans

  • Who is Ginger Rogers spouses?

    Ginger Rogers's spouses is Jack Briggs (m.1943–1949), Jack Pepper (m.1929–1931), Jacques Bergerac (m.1953–1957), Lew Ayres (m.1934–1941), William Marshall (m.1961–1969)

  • What was Ginger Rogers universities?

    Ginger Rogers studied at Central High School

  • What is Ginger Rogers's religion?

    Ginger Rogers's religion is Christian Science

  • Who is Ginger Rogers's father?

    Ginger Rogers's father is William Eddins McMath

  • Who is Ginger Rogers's mother?

    Ginger Rogers's mother is Lela Emogene

  • What is Ginger Rogers's sun sign?

    Ginger Rogers is Cancer

  • How famous is Ginger Rogers?

    Ginger Rogers is famouse as American actress