Ginger Rogers


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Ginger Rogers
Virginia Katherine McMath
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BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri, USA
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Actress, singer, artist, and dancer

Rogers, Ginger (b. Virginia Katherine McMath)

(1911–  ) movie actress; born in Independence, Mo. She made her professional debut at age 14 with Eddie Foy's vaudeville troupe; by 1928 she was appearing with her first husband, Jack Pepper, as a vaudeville song-and-dance team; she sang with a band, appeared in film shorts and in Broadway musicals, and made her screen debut in Young Man in Manhattan (1930). She and Fred Astaire were not given star billing when they first danced together in Flying Down to Rio (1933), but they stole the picture and went on to adorn nine more movies. She made several nonmusical roles—winning the Oscar for best actress in Kitty Foyle (1940)—and in 1945 was the highest paid performer in Hollywood. She continued in occasional movies until the mid-1960s but then found a new public when she took over the lead in such musicals as Hello, Dolly! and Mame. She served as a fashion consultant for the J. C. Penney retail stores in the 1970s.
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McMath married a man named Rogers, young Virginia became Ginger Rogers.
I love Ginger Rogers, and plenty of people in this city feel the same way.
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JOE POSNANSKI, of the Kansas City Star, after the Kansas City Chiefs incurred 13 holding penalties against San Diego: "Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers never clutched each other that frequently.
GINGER ROGERS shaped well after a 21-month absence at Salisbury 19 days ago and should take plenty of beating in the Jennifer's Diary Handicap (7.
When Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers switch from singing about their love for each other to dancing about it, no one finds it puzzling.
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Fellini) and frequent Fellini leading man Marcello Mastroianni, the film tells the story of two retired performers, Amelia and Pippo, who once wowed crowds with their dance recreations of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and are now reuniting for a nationwide TV special.
Top Hat, Birmingham Hippodrome, until March 21 This award-winning musical brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage.