Ginger Rogers (1911–1995)

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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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Kitty Foyle Kitty Foyle
The Major and the Minor Susan Applegate
Monkey Business Mrs. Edwina Fulton


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 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Natalie Trent
- Hail and Farewell (1987) ... Natalie Trent
 1984 Glitter (TV Series)
Margaret Davis
- In Tennis, Love Means Nothing (1984) ... Margaret Davis
 1971 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Ginger Rogers
- Ginger Rogers Comes to Tea (1971) ... Ginger Rogers
 1965/II Harlow
Mama Jean Bello
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
- Terror Island (1965) ... Helen
 1965/I Cinderella (TV Movie)
 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
 1961 The Ginger Rogers Show (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Harcourt / Margaret Harcourt
 1960 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Angie Cartwright
- Never Too Late (1960) ... Angie Cartwright
 1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Kay Neilson
- The Tender Shoots (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
 1956 The First Traveling Saleslady
Miss Rose Gillray
 1955 Tight Spot
Sherry Conley
 1954 Black Widow
Carlotta 'Lottie' Marin
 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
 1953 Forever Female
Beatrice Page
 1952 Monkey Business
Mrs. Edwina Fulton
 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
Terry Scott
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
Dinah Barkley
 1947 It Had to Be You
Victoria Stafford
 1946 Magnificent Doll
Dolly Payne Madison
 1946 Heartbeat
Arlette Lafron
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Irene Malvern
 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 The Major and the Minor
Susan Applegate
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
 1942 Roxie Hart
Roxie Hart
 1941 Tom, Dick and Harry
 1940 Kitty Foyle
Kitty Foyle
 1940 Lucky Partners
Jean Newton
 1940 Primrose Path
Ellie May Adams
 1939 Fifth Avenue Girl
Mary Grey
 1939 Bachelor Mother
Polly Parrish
 1938 Carefree
Amanda Cooper
 1938 Having Wonderful Time
Teddy Shaw
 1938 Vivacious Lady
Francey Morgan
 1937 Stage Door
Jean Maitland
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Ginger Rogers
 1937 Shall We Dance
Linda Keene
 1936 Swing Time
Penny Carroll
 1936 Follow the Fleet
Sherry Martin
 1935 In Person
Carol Corliss, aka Clara Colfax
 1935 Top Hat
Dale Tremont
 1935 Star of Midnight
Donna Mantin
 1935 Roberta
Lizzie Gatz aka Tanka Scharwenka
 1935 Romance in Manhattan
Sylvia Dennis
 1934 The Gay Divorcee
Mimi Glossop
 1934 Change of Heart
Madge Rountree
 1934 Finishing School
Cecilia 'Pony' Ferris
 1934 Twenty Million Sweethearts
Peggy Cornell
 1934 Upperworld
Lilly Linda
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Honey Hale
 1933 Sitting Pretty
 1933 Chance at Heaven
Marge Harris
 1933 Rafter Romance
Mary Carroll
 1933 A Shriek in the Night
Pat Morgan
 1933 Don't Bet on Love
Molly Gilbert
 1933 Professional Sweetheart
Glory Eden
 1933 Gold Diggers of 1933
Fay Fortune
 1933 Broadway Bad
Flip Daly
 1933 42nd Street
Ann Lowell
 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
 1932 Carnival Boat
 1932 Running Hollywood (Short)
Ginger Rogers
 1931 Suicide Fleet
 1931 The Tip-Off
Baby Face
 1931 Honor Among Lovers
Doris Brown
 1930 Follow the Leader
Mary Brennan
 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)
 1930 A Night in a Dormitory (Short)
Ginger Rogers
 1929 A Day of a Man of Affairs (Short)
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Other Works:

(1969-70) Stage: Starred in "Mame" in London, England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 7 Interviews | 12 Articles | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 5" (1.65 m)


William Marshall  (divorced) | See more »


William Eddins McMath | Lela E. Rogers

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Personal Quote:

In everything that I do I learn and try to put it to use. I have learned to go through life not into it. It's like a boat. You mustn't let the water in or you're sunk. Of course, I've made mistakes and I have had failures, but I do not dwell on them because people don't care about garbage. When I make a mistake it's like a bad leaf on a lettuce - I throw it out into the wastebasket. See more »


She was of Scottish, Welsh, English, and Irish ancestry. See more »


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