Knowledge Identifier: +Ginger_Rogers
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1911.
Countries: United States (67%), Oregon (8%), United Kingdom (7%)
Linked to: Paramount Pictures, Green B. Trimble Technical High School, Republican Party, CBS
For many years, Rogers regularly supported, and held in-person presentations, at the Craterian Theater, in Medford, Oregon, where she had performed in 1926 as a vaudevillian
In 1930, she was signed by Paramount Pictures to a seven-year contract
Hermes Pan (choreographer) - He first met Ginger Rogers in 1930, when he appeared as a chorus singer in the Broadway musical "Top Speed
Lew Ayres - He was married to actress Lola Lane from 1931 until 1933 and to actress Ginger Rogers from 1934 until 1940
Joan Barclay - From 1932 to 1935 she would have thirteen uncredited film roles, which included an uncredited role in the 1932 film "42nd Street", which was Ginger Rogers' breakthrough movie
Rogers introduced some celebrated numbers from the Great American Songbook, songs such as Harry Warren and Al Dubin's "The Gold Diggers' Song " from "Gold Diggers of 1933" , "Music Makes Me" from "Flying Down to Rio" , "The Continental" from "The Gay Divorcee" , Irving Berlin's "Let Yourself Go" from "Follow the Fleet" , the Gershwins' "Embraceable You" from "Girl Crazy" and "They All Laughed " from "Shall We Dance"
Fred Astaire - On his return to RKO, he got fifth billing after fourth billed Ginger Rogers in the 1933 Dolores del Río vehicle Flying Down to Rio. In a review, Variety magazine attributed its massive success to Astaire's presence: "The main point of Flying Down to Rio is the screen promise of Fred Astaire .
Dwight Taylor (writer) - In 1934, Taylor adapted his play "Gay Divorce" for RKO Studios, which renamed it "The Gay Divorcee" and used it as the vehicle to debut the dance team of Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers
Irene Dunne - She starred, and sang "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", in the 1935 Fred Astaire- Ginger Rogers film version of the musical "Roberta"
Harriet Nelson - RKO Radio Pictures signed her to a one-year contract in 1936, and she appeared in three feature films, the most famous being the Fred Astaire- Ginger Rogers musical "Follow the Fleet"
Hermes Pan (choreographer) - From on the two began a lifelong professional collaboration and friendship which included all the RKO Astaire pictures, including "A Damsel in Distress" in which Ginger Rogers did not appear, and for which he was *awarded the 1937 Academy *award for Best Dance Direction
Victor Baravalle - He was the musical director for three of the Fred Astaire- Ginger Rogers films, "A Damsel in Distress" in 1937, "Carefree" in 1938 and 1939's "The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle", which is the last film Astaire and Rogers made together at RKO.
Theodore Kosloff - Kosloff's last film role was an uncredited role as a dance instructor in the 1937 Gregory La Cava directed "Stage Door", opposite Ginger Rogers, Katharine_Hepburn and Adolphe Menjou
David Niven - In 1939, he co-starred with Ginger Rogers in the RKO comedy "Bachelor Mother", and starred as the eponymous gentleman safe-cracker in "Raffles"
Joan Carroll - Born as "'Joan Felt"', she became an accomplished child actress, scoring personal successes on Broadway in the hit musical "Panama Hattie", and the 1940 film, "Primrose Path", as Ginger Rogers's younger sister
J. Edgar Hoover - Hack reported that, during the 1940s and 1950s, Hoover so often attended social events with Lela Rogers, the divorced mother of dancer and actress Ginger Rogers, that many of their mutual friends assumed the pair would eventually marry
Paul Jarrico - His 1941 film "Tom, Dick and Harry", starring Ginger Rogers, was nominated for an Academy *award for Best Original Screenplay
Edith Head - In 1944, she gained public attention for the top mink-lined gown she created for Ginger Rogers in "Lady in the Dark", which gained notoriety due to its being counter to the mood of wartime austerity
Arthur Freed reunited her with Fred Astaire in "The Barkleys of Broadway" in 1949
In 1953 she married Jacques Bergerac, a French actor 16 years her junior, whom she met on a trip to Paris
They married in 1961, and divorced in 1971, after his bouts with alcohol, and the financial collapse of their joint film production company in Jamaica
She appeared with Ball in an episode of "Here's Lucy" on November 22, 1971, in which Rogers danced the Charleston for the first time in many years
Burt Lancaster - Following two minor heart attacks he had to undergo an emergency quadruple heart bypass in 1983, after which he was extremely weak, but he still managed to attend a 1988 Congressional hearing with old colleagues such as Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers to protest media magnate Ted Turner's plan to colorize various black-and-white films from the 1930s and '40s.
James Stewart - Smith Goes to Washington" in 1988, when he made an impassioned plea in Congressional hearings, along with colleagues Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and film director Martin Scorsese, against Ted Turner's decision to 'colorize' classic black and white films, including It's a Wonderful Life.
Rogers remained at the 4-Rs until 1990, when she sold the property and moved to nearby Medford, Oregon
In 1992, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to her
Summer Strallen - She created the Ginger Rogers role of Dale Tremont in the new musical adaptation of "Top Hat", which began a UK tour in August 2011