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The Major And... Major Laughs with a Minor Twist!Academy Award winners Ginger Rogers and Ray... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Busby... Fans of modern movie musicals like "Chicago" (2002) and "Hairspray"... more info $59.98was $59.98 Buy Now

42nd Street... This timeless behind-the-scenes musical is a dazzling piece of entertainment.... more info $5.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Black Widow... This 1954 mystery-noir follows the story of an aspiring writer who will do... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

Swing Time... "Swing Time" (1936), starring the unforgettable Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire,... more info $5.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Top Hat DVD ... Let Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance away with your heart in what might be... more info $9.99was $19.98 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 ...
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"You bring out a lot of your own thoughts and ideals when acting ... You know, there's nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are lots of strong women who are ... helping ... mothering strong men; they want to remain unseen. It's kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen." --Ginger Rogers

"She gives him sex, and he gives her class." --Katharine Hepburn's explanation of the onscreen chemistry between Rogers and Astaire, offered at a time when the team was at a popular and critical peak and Hepburn's popularity was ebbing

"When you have a dancing partner, there's always going to be a time that the girl is gonna cry. With almost every girl I danced with, I'd get, 'Waaahh ... I can't do it.' 'Oh, you can, shut up, get on, do it.' Ginger didn't do that." --Fred Astaire

"The hardest-working gal I ever knew." --Fred Astaire

"In more than 60 films, she was our picture of the American girl." --from the Kennedy Center Honors Salute of 1992 (it should be noted that Rogers made more than 70 films, not counting film shorts)

She also received a honorary doctorate of fine arts from Austin College in Sherman, Texas in 1972.

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