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Lela E. Rogers (1891–1977)

Lela Rogers, the mother of movie legend Ginger Rogers, was notable and accomplished in her own right. She was born Lela Emogen Owens in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her parents were Walter Owens, a carpenter, and Saphrona Ball, a widow who worked as a grocery store clerk. As a raconteur at Hollywood parties later in life, Lela Rogers described the ... See full bio »

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 1953 Tanga-Tika (screenplay) / (story)
 1932 Women Won't Tell (original story) / (screenplay)
 1918 Bonnie Annie Laurie (as Lela Leibrand)
 1918 Cupid by Proxy (scenario - as Lela Liebrand)
 1917 The Little Patriot (scenario - as Lela Liebrand)
 1917 The Lady in the Library (scenario - as Lela Leibrand)
 1917 The Understudy (scenario - as Lela Leibrand)
 1917 The Climber (Short) (story - as Lela Leibrand)
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 1942 The Major and the Minor
Mrs. Applegate (as Lela Rogers)
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 1953 Tanga-Tika (lyrics: "Tahiti, My Island")
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 1987 Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (TV Series documentary)
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- Dark Victory (1987) ... Herself
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Lela E. Leibrand | Lela Leibrand | Lela Liebrand | Lela Owens McMath | Lela Rogers
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During her tenure at RKO Lela ran the RKO Studios Workshop, Lucille Ball, Betty Grable, Joan Fontaine, Jane Russell, Faith Domergue, Harriet Hilliard, Veronica Lake, Linda Darnell, Andrea Leeds, Dorothy Comingore and Ann Miller were among her students. See more »

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