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Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers
Personal information
Birth nameVirginia Katherine McMath
Birth dateJuly 16, 1911
Place of birthIndependence, Missouri, U.S.
Date of deathApril 25, 1995(age 83)
Death placeRancho Mirage, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer, artist, and dancer
Years active1925 94
SpouseJack Pepper (1929 31; divorced)
Lew Ayres (1934 41; divorced)
Jack Briggs (1943 49; divorced)
Jacques Bergerac (1953 57; divorced)
William Marshall (1961 69; divorced)

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Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in film, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century.

During her long career, she made a total of 73 films, and is noted for her role as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre. She also achieved great success in a variety of film roles and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kitty Foyle (1940). She ranks #14 on the AFI's 100 Years…100 Stars list of actress screen legends.


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