Ginger Rogers young
July 16, 1911
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm
34-24-34 in | 86-60-86 cm
57 kg | 126 pounds
6.5 US | 37 EU
Ginger Rogers was born in Independence, Missouri, United States, on July 16, 1911, was an American actress and dancer. Young Ginger Rogers first started her career as a vaudeville performer.
She won a Charleston contest in 1925, at the age of fourteen.
She landed her Broadway debut in musical "Girl Crazy" (1930), at the age of 19.
She made her big screen debut in short movie A Day of a Man of Affairs (1929).
Her breakthrough performance came as Ann Lowell in pre-Code musical film 42nd Street (1933).
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kitty Foyle in drama movie Kitty Foyle (1940).
She made ten movies with actor Fred Astaire, best known for:
Swing Time (1936) musical comedy in role as Penelope "Penny" Carroll
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) musical in role as Dinah Barkley
Top Hat (1935) screwball musical comedy in role as Dale Tremont
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Edwina Fulton in screwball comedy film Monkey Business (1952).
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) musical comedy in role as Fay Fortune
Stage Door (1937) comedy drama opposite Katharine Hepburn and Lucille Ball
Shall We Dance (1937) musical comedy with Fred Astaire
The Major and the Minor (1942) comedy romance in role as Susan Kathleen Applegate
Bachelor Mother (1939) comedy romance opposite David Niven
Vivacious Lady (1938) romance with James Stewart
Flying Down to Rio (1933) pre-Code musical opposite Dolores Del Rio and Fred Astaire
Attended Fort Worth's Central High School.
Was of Scottish, Welsh, and English ancestry.
She has acted in 73 movies during her career.
Was one of the Hollywood's highest paid star.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6772 Hollywood Boulevard.
Was good friends with actress Maureen O'Hara.
Featured on the cover of Life magazine four times.
She wrote an autobiography "Ginger, My Story" (1991).
Rogers died on April 25, 1995, Rancho Mirage, California, United States, at the age of 83.
She was married 5 times to: Jack Pepper (1929-1931), Lew Ayres (1934-1941), William Marshall (1961-1969), Jacques Bergerac (1953-1957) and Jack Briggs (1943-1949).
She was engaged to Howard Hughes (1940).
There are no small parts. Only small actors.
Looking back at my life's voyage, I can only say that it has been a golden trip.
Part of the joy of dancing is conversation. Trouble is, some men can't talk and dance at the same time.
'Flying Down to Rio' established RKO as a leader in musical film production throughout the 1930s. The film helped to rescue the studio from its financial straits and it gave a real boost to my movie career.
Over the years, myths were built up about my relationship with Fred Astaire. The general public thought he was a Svengali, who snapped his fingers for his little Trilby to obey; in their eyes, my career was his creation.
Rhythm is born in all of us. To be a desirable dancing partner, you don't have to do all the intricate fancy steps that happen to be in vogue. All you have to do is be a good average dancer, and anybody who spends the time and effort can accomplish this.