Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday: Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was born with the name Virginia McMath on July 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri. She got the nickname Ginger from a little cousin who wasn't able to pronounce the name Virginia correctly. Ginger is best known for her dancing and being partnered with Fred Astaire. She is one of my favorite dancers of all time, as is Fred. Also, she won an Oscar for her performance as Kitty Foyle in Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940).  Ginger passed away on April 25, 1995 in Rancho Mirage, California from congestive heart failure. She would have been 99 years old today!


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