Profile of the Day: Ginger Rogers
Are you a fan of old fashioned Hollywood musicals? Today we remember Ginger Rogers, who was born Virginia Katherine McMath on July 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri. She started her career in vaudeville after a win at a Charleston dance contest earned her a spot with a traveling vaudeville act. Ginger would become most famous for her musical and dance partnership with Fred Astaire. Together, they made ten films and revolutionized the Hollywood musical, introducing dance routines of unprecedented craft and skill, set to songs composed for them by the greatest popular song composers of the day.
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