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Ginger Rogers (1911–1995)

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911. Her mother, known as Lelee, went to Independence to have Ginger away from her husband. She had a baby earlier in their marriage and he allowed the doctor to use forceps and the baby died. She was kidnapped by her father several times until her mother took ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Top Hat
Top Hat Dale Tremont
The Gay Divorcee
The Gay Divorcee Mimi Glossop
Swing Time
Swing Time Penny Carroll
Shall We Dance
Shall We Dance Linda Keene


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 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Natalie Trent
- Hail and Farewell (1987) ... Natalie Trent
 1984 Glitter (TV Series)
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Terror Island (1965) ... Helen
 1965 Cinderella (TV Special)
 1964 Quick, Let's Get Married
Madame Rinaldi
 1963-1964 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Sally Swinger / Scarlett O'Fever / Mrs. Cavendish
- The Fastest Goon in the West (1964) ... Sally Swinger
- Pop Is a Weasel (1963) ... Scarlett O'Fever
- Come to Me, My Melon-Headed Baby (1963) ... Mrs. Cavendish
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Elizabeth Harcourt / Margaret Harcourt
- A Love Affair Just for Three (1963) ... Elizabeth Harcourt / Margaret Harcourt
 1960 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Sketch Actress / Singer
- Episode dated 16 May 1960 (1960) ... Sketch Actress / Singer
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Angie Cartwright
- Never Too Late (1960) ... Angie Cartwright
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Kay Neilson
- The Tender Shoot (1959) ... Kay Neilson
 1959 Musical Playhouse (TV Series)
Lisa Marvin
- Carissima (1959) ... Lisa Marvin
 1959 The Milton Berle Show (TV Series)
 1957 Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
Mildred Turner
 1956 Teenage Rebel
Nancy Fallon
 1955 Tight Spot
Sherry Conley
 1954 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (segment 'Red Peppers) (segment Still Life) (segment Shadow Play')
- Tonight at 8:30 (1954) ... (segment 'Red Peppers) (segment Still Life) (segment Shadow Play')
 1954 Twist of Fate
'Johnny' Victor
 1952 Dreamboat
Gloria Marlowe
 1952 We're Not Married!
Ramona Gladwyn
 1951 The Groom Wore Spurs
'A.J.' Furnival
 1951 Storm Warning
Marsha Mitchell
 1950 Perfect Strangers
Theresa (Terry) Scott
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
Dinah Barkley
 1947 It Had to Be You
Victoria Stafford
 1944 I'll Be Seeing You
Mary Marshall
 1944 Lady in the Dark
Liza Elliott
 1943 Tender Comrade
Jo Jones
 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon
Kathie O'Hara / Katherine Butt-Smith / Baroness Katherine Von Luber
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
 1940 Lucky Partners
 1938 Carefree
Amanda Cooper
 1938 Vivacious Lady
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Sherry Martin
 1935 Star of Midnight
Donna Mantin
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
Sylvia Dennis
 1934 Change of Heart
Madge Rountree
 1934 Finishing School
Her Pal / Cecilia 'Pony' Ferris
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Peggy Cornell
 1934 Upperworld
Lilly Linda
 1933 Sitting Pretty
 1933 Rafter Romance
 1933 A Shriek in the Night
Pat Morgan
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
Molly Gilbert
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Fay Fortune
 1933 Broadway Bad
Flip Daly
 1932 You Said a Mouthful
Alice Brandon
 1932 Hat Check Girl
Jessie King
 1932 The Thirteenth Guest
Lela / Marie Morgan
 1932 The Tenderfoot
Ruth Weston
 1931 Suicide Fleet
 1931 The Tip-Off
Baby Face
 1931 Honor Among Lovers
Doris Brown
 1930 Office Blues (Short)
Miss Gravis
 1930 Queen High
Polly Rockwell
 1930 The Sap from Syracuse
Ellen Saunders
 1930 Young Man of Manhattan
Puff Randolph
 1930 Campus Sweethearts (Short)
 1929 A Day of a Man of Affairs (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as Herself) in "The Ginger Rogers Show" at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Revue. Also in cast: Rick Podell, Michael Cody, Jeff Parker, Ron Steinbeck, Jim Taylor and Christie Westmoreland. Onna White was director. See more »

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11 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 8 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


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{on Howard Hughes] Howard was one of the best dancers I ever knew, and fascinating to be with. Terribly bright and intelligent. But he was immersed in his work. See more »


Was given the name "Ginger" by her little cousin who couldn't pronounce "Virginia" correctly. See more »


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