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Ginger Rogers

Virginia Katherine McMath (July 16, 1911 - April 25, 1995), better known as Ginger Rogers, was an American actress and dancer. She is most remembered as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten all-singing all-dancing Hollywood musicals, but her acting career spanned over thirty years. Her first roles were in a trio of short films made in 1929 - Night in the Dormitory, A Day of a Man of Affairs, and Campus Sweethearts. In 1939, she played opposite David Niven in Bachelor Mother.

In 1940 Ginger Rogers won the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her starring role in Kitty Foyle.

She was a conservative Republican politically.

Ginger Rogers died in 1995 and was interred in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California[?].

The Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater in Medford, Oregon is named in her honor.


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