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GINGER ROGERS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
  
Ginger Rogers was born on July 16th, 1911 in Independence, Missouri with the birth name Virginia Katherine McMath.  As a child she was raised by her grandparents as her mother left to look for work in Los Angeles and later when she felt she could afford to raise her daughter, she then sent for her.  However, when her mother joined the Marines, she again sent Ginger to live with her grandparents, later she married a man by the name of John Rogers who took on Ginger as his own daughter and she moved to Dallas to live with her mother and new step father.
 
At the age of fourteen, Ginger won a Charleston dance contest and was awarded a four week contract on the interstate circuit performing in vaudeville.  She did this up until the age of seventeen and realized how much she enjoyed performing.  Son she found an agent and began taking on small film roles in the early 30's such as, "A Night in a Dormitory" (1930), "Campus Sweethearts" (1930), "Young Man of Manhattan" (1930) and "The Sap from Syracuse" (1930).
 
Along with gaining experience as a film actress she was given the chance to perform on Broadway in a production titled, "Top Speed" followed by a role in the production, "Girl Crazy" (1930) which lead to a seven year contract with Paramount.   
 
In 1933 she was given a decent size role in the film, "Gold Diggers of 1933" which gained her a decent amount of respect in Hollywood.  As her career progressed, Ginger was seen on the big screen in such films as, "Twenty Million Sweethearts" (1934), "Flying Down to Rio" (1933), "Roberta" (1935), "Top Hat" (1935), "Bachelors Mother" (1939), "5th Ave Girl" (1939), "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle" (1939) and "Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman" (1940), for which she won an Academy Award for her performance.  
 
In total she appeared in seventy three films and a total of ten of them were alongside Fred Astaire.  She was continuing to gain more popularity with each role she added to her resume.  After World War II, Ginger remained working in the film industry, however it seamed as though each new role she took on never could quite reach the level of success she had become accustomed to.
 
She remained being seen on the big screen in such features as, "Tender Comrade" (1943), "Lady in the Dark" (1944), "Week-End at the Waldorf" (1945) and "The Barkleys of Broadway" (1949).
 
Some of her later film roles were in, "Oh Men! Oh, Women!" (1957), "Harlow" (1965), "Glitter" (1984) and "Hotel" (1987).  Along with film work she appeared on a variety of television series such as, "The Red Skelton Hour", "The Love Boat", "Producers' Showcase", "Vacation Playhouse" and "The Steve Allen Plymouth Show".
 
Along with performing as an actress at the age of seventy four she directed her first stage musical, "Babes in Arms" and she was also the fashion consultant for the J.C. Penny Chain between 1972 and 1975.  
 
She also continued to work on Broadway and as a stage actress traveling Europe, Canada and the United States.  Ginger Rogers also published an autobiography in 1991 titled, "Ginger, My Story".
 
Throughout her lifetime she married a total of five times, first to Jack Pepper in 1929 through 1931.  She then married, actor Lew Ayres in 1934 and they were together until 1941.  Her third husband was Jack Briggs in 1943 and again by 1949 this marriage had also come to an end.  Ginger Rogers married for a fourth time to Jacques Bergerac in 1953 and once again by 1957 another marriage was unsuccessful.  Her fifth and final husband was William Marshall whom she wed in 1961 but by 1969 she again ended this marriage it yet another divorce.
 
At the age of eighty three, Ginger Rogers passed away in Rancho Mirage, California on April 25th, 1995 from natural causes.  Her remains were cremated and are interred at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California.

 
Filmography

1987   Hotel

1984   Glitter

1980   Moulin Rouge Gala de l'Unicef

1979   The Love Boat 

1965   Harlow

1965   Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 

1965   Cinderella

1963-1964  The Red Skelton Hour

1964   The Confession 

1963   Vacation Playhouse

1960   The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 

1960   Zane Grey Theater 

1959   The DuPont Show with June Allyson 

1959   Musical Playhouse

1957   Oh, Men! Oh, Women!

1956   Teenage Rebel

1956   The First Traveling Saleslady

1955   Tight Spot

1954   Black Widow

1954   Producers' Showcase

1954   Twist of Fate

1953   Forever Female 

1952   Monkey Business 

1952   Dreamboat 

1952   We're Not Married! 

1951   The Groom Wore Spurs 

1951   Storm Warning 

1950   Perfect Strangers 

1949   The Barkleys of Broadway

1947   It Had to Be You

1946   Magnificent Doll 

1946   Heartbeat

1945   Week-End at the Waldorf

1944   I'll Be Seeing You 

1944   Lady in the Dark 

1943   Tender Comrade 

1942   Once Upon a Honeymoon

1942   The Major and the Minor

1942   Tales of Manhattan

1942   Roxie Hart

1941   Tom Dick and Harry

1940   Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman

1940   Lucky Partners

1940   Primrose Path 

1939   5th Ave Girl

1939   Bachelor Mother

1939   The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

1938   Carefree

1938   Having Wonderful Time

1938   Vivacious Lady 

1937   Stage Door 

1937   Shall We Dance 

1936   Swing Time 

1936   Follow the Fleet 

1935   In Person 

1935   Top Hat 

1935   Star of Midnight

1935   Roberta 

1935   Romance in Manhattan 

1934   The Gay Divorcee

1934   Change of Heart

1934   Finishing School 

1934   Upperworld 

1934   Twenty Million Sweethearts

1933   Flying Down to Rio

1933   Sitting Pretty 

1933   Chance at Heaven

1933   Rafter Romance

1933   A Shriek in the Night 

1933   Don't Bet on Love

1933   Professional Sweetheart 

1933   Gold Diggers of 1933 

1933   42nd Street 

1932   You Said a Mouthful 

1932   Hat Check Girl 

1932   Hollywood on Parade No. A-1

1932   The Thirteenth Guest 

1932   The Tenderfoot 

1932   Carnival Boat 

1931   Suicide Fleet 

1931   The Tip-Off 

1931   Honor Among Lovers 

1930   Follow the Leader 

1930   Office Blues

1930   Queen High

1930   The Sap from Syracuse

1930   Young Man of Manhattan 

1930   Campus Sweethearts

1930   A Night in a Dormitory

1929   A Day of a Man of Affairs 





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