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Ginger Rogers

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers

Profession: Actress and Dancer

United States of America

Why Famous: During her long career, Ginger Rogers made 73 films, collaborating with Fred Astaire as a romantic lead actress and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre.

She achieved great success on her own in a variety of film roles and won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1941 for her performance in Kitty Foyle.

Born: July 16, 1911
Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: April 25, 1995 (aged 83)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1929-03-29 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (17) weds her dancing partner Jack Pepper (26)
  • 1934-11-13 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (23) weds "All Quiet on the Western Front" actor Lew Ayres (25)

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