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Ginger Rogers

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Biography

1940s publicity portrait

Source: Wikipedia

Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She won an Academy Award for her starring role in Kitty Foyle (1940), but is best remembered for performing during the 1930s in RKO's musical films (partnered with Fred Astaire). Her career continued on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century.

Fact file

  • Born: Virginia Katherine McMathJuly 16, 1911Independence, Missouri, U.S.
  • Died: April 25, 1995 (aged 83)Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Chatsworth, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actress dancer singer
  • Years active: 1925–1987
  • Spouse(s): Jack Pepperm. 1929div. 1931Lew Ayresm. 1934div. 1940Jack Briggsm. 1943div. 1949Jacques Bergeracm. 1953div. 1957William Marshallm. 1961div. 1969
  • Website: gingerrogers.com

Read more about Ginger Rogers at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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