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Virginia Katherine McMath

Also Known As: ""Ginger Rogers""
Birthplace: Independence, MO, USA
Death: Died in Rancho Mirage, CA, USA
Place of Burial: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Eddins McMath and Lela Emogene Rogers
Ex-wife of Lew Ayres; William Marshall; John (Jack) Calvin Briggs; Jacques Bergerac and Jack Pepper
Half sister of Virginia Katherine McMath

Occupation: Actress, singer, dancer, artist
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About Ginger Rogers

American stage and film dancer and actress Ginger Rogers along with Fred Astaire was the most legendary dancing team in film history; she was also a successful dramatic actress, even winning a Best Actress Oscar.

Born Virginia Katherine McMath, she began her dancing career in vaudeville and made her Broadway debut in 1929 in Top Speed. After starring in George Gershwin's Girl Crazy, she went to Hollywood and began performing in movies, typecast as a flippant blonde.Her first performance with Fred Astaire occurred in Flying Down to Rio, which was so popular that they continued the partnership in nine other films. Though best known for her dancing, Rogers preferred dramatic acting and in 1940 won an Academy Award for her leading role in Kitty Foyle. She also enjoyed a sure hand in light comedy and starred in such films as Tom, Dick and Harry and The Major and the Minor. Rogers returned to the Broadway stage in 1965 when she took over the role of Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly and followed that in 1969 with a star performance as Mame in London.

From the 1950s onwards, Rogers would make occasional appearances on television. In the later years of her career, she made guest appearances in three different series by Aaron Spelling; The Love Boat (1979), Glitter (1984), and Hotel (1987) which would be her final screen appearance as an actress.

Rogers had no children.

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer who appeared in films, and on stage, radio, and television throughout much of the 20th century. Movies Top Hat 1935 Swing Time 1936 The Gay Divorcee 1934 Flying Down to Rio 1933 Shall We Dance 1937