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Ginger Rogers

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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 ...


"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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