Birthday: 16/07/1911 Year
Age: 103 years
Place of birth: Independence, Missouri, United States
Date of Death: 24/05/1995 Year
Place of death: Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Nationality: United States
Height: 164 cm
American actress, dancer and singer, winner of the “Oscar”.
Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine MakMat) was born on July 16, 1911, in Independence Missouri, in the United States – in the family of William Eddins MakMata and Leila Owens. Surrounding a small Virginia believed that she started dancing earlier than walk. By the way, nicknamed Ginger she received as a child – her little cousin could not pronounce her name and called her “Gigi.”
After some time the mother Ginger divorced her father and drove the girl to his grandfather and grandmother in Kansas City. When Ginger was nine years old, her mother remarried – for John Logan Rogers. Then something changed her last name and Ginger Rogers.
At fourteen, Ginger Rogers won the championship of Texas at Charleston, organized a dance group “Ginger and red” and recovered in a month’s tour of Texas. The tour lasted for three years – then Ginger has traveled almost the entire western part of the United States.
At Christmas 1929 Ginger Rogers made his Broadway debut in the musical «Top Speed», and later danced and sang in the musical Ira and George Gershwin «Girl Crazy». In this musical choreographer was Fred Astaire, who later played a huge role in the career of the actress. After the premiere performances, Ginger Rogers signed a seven-year contract with the studio «Paramount Pictures». The first significant roles the actress began working in films «42nd Street (42nd Street)» and «Flying Down to Rio (Rio Flight)” shot in 1933 and it was. In the latter Ginger starred with Fred Astaire. It was then born of their creative and dance duet. Generally, in the six years from 1933 to 1939, the first year, the duo “Ginger and Fred” made nine films (another emerged after the collapse of the duo in 1940 year). Popularity Ginger Rogers at the time was so high that over the next two years, she starred in nine films in 1942, became the highest paid actress in Hollywood. During his career, Ginger Rogers starred in over 90 films, not counting work in the theater and on television.
Ginger Rogers was married five times. From 1929 to 1931 the first year – to actor Jack Pepper, from 1934 to 1941 the first year – to actor Lew Ayers, from 1943 to 1949, the first year – for a naval officer Jack Briggs, with the 1,953th for the 1957th year – to actor Jacques Bergerac, with the 1,961th to 1,971th year – for the director and producer William Marshall.
Ginger Rogers died on his own ranch «Mirage» in California on April 25, 1995. from chronic heart failure.
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