Ginger Rogers

 

Ginger Rogers (full size)Born: 16 July 1911
Died: 25th April 1995
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academy Award winning actress Ginger Rogers was born on this day in 1911.

She began her career in vaudeville and on Broadway before moving into film with her breakthrough role being in 42nd Street (1933) and followed this with Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933).

Rogers rose to fame after partnering up with Fred Astaire, starring together in nine musicals including Flying Down to Rio (1933), Top Hat (1935), Shall We Dance (1937) and The Barkley’s of Broadway (1949). Together they revolutionised Hollywood musicals with their elegant dance routines never seen before in films.

Away from her famous partnership Rogers had a successful string of films including Stage Door (1937), Tom, Dick and Harry (1941), The Major and the Minor (1942) and Kitty Foyle (1940), for which she received the Best Actress Academy Award. Her final film appearance was in Harlow (1965).

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