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The Story of... "You could be a perfectly wonderful dancer if you wanted to," Irene tells the... more info $16.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Roberta ... Fun's in fashion when Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (plus Irene Dunne and... more info $16.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Carefree ... Amanda Cooper (Ginger Rogers) realized that her commitment phobia was wearing... more info $16.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Flying Down to... "We'll show them a thing or three," Honey Hale (Ginger Rogers) says as she and... more info $13.46was $17.99 Buy Now

The Barkleys... After 10 years apart, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers reteam in their final film... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Stage Door ... Ginger Rogers and Ann Miller tap in time and rat-a-tat lines. Lucille Ball... more info $14.36was $17.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: April 25, 1995
Born: July 16, 1911 Cause of Death: natural causes
Birth Place: Independence, Missouri, USA Profession: Cast ...


husband: Edward Jackson Culpepper. Vaudevillian. Married in 1928; separated in 1929; divorced in 1931; performed with wife in duo act, "Ginger and Pepper".
companion: Fred Astaire. Dancer. Met in 1930 when he did uncredited dance direction on "Girl Crazy"; dated briefly.
husband: Lew Ayres. Actor. Second husband; married 1934-41; couple acted together in "Don't Bet on Love" (1933); separated in the late 1930s; Ayres also starred in such films as "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930), "Holiday" (1938), "Johnny Belinda" (1948) and a series of Dr. Kildare films for MGM; career harmed during WWII when he declared himself a conscientious objector; still served in a non-combative role; later an author on the subject of comparative theology; died on December 30, 1996.
companion: Howard Hughes. Industrialist, aviator, film producer. Involved with Rogers during late 1930s; she reportedly broke off their engagement when she discovered he was being unfaithful.
companion: George Stevens. Director. Involved with Rogers in an on again/off again affair when she was separated from Lew Ayres in the late 1930s; directed Rogers in "Swing Time" (1936) and "Vivacious Lady" (1938).
husband: Jack Briggs. Married in 1943, divorced 1949; he was a 22-year-old Marine whom she met while touring with the USO during WWII; had previously played small roles in several Hollywood films; purchased a ranch together in Oregon.
companion: Cary Grant. Actor. Co-starred with Rogers in "Once Upon a Honeymoon" (1942) and "Monkey Business" (1952); had a romantic relationship in the 1940s, briefly reprised in the 50s.
companion: Greg Bautzer. Lawyer. Prominent Hollywood attorney; close friend to many top film stars; dated and was involved with Rogers for a time c. late 1940s/early 50s.
husband: Jacques Bergerac. Actor, former attorney. Fourth husband; married 1953, divorced 1958; he was 25, she was 42 at time of marriage; co-starred in British-made "Twist of Fate/Beautiful Stranger" (1954).
husband: William Marshall. Actor, director, producer. Fifth husband; married in 1961; divorced in 1971; appeared together in stage tour of "Bell, Book and Candle" (1958); started a film production company together in Jamaica in 1963, which resulted in the film "The Confession/Quick, Let's Get Married" (1964).

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