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Born: Virginia Katherine McMath
July 16, 1911
Ginger Rogers was an actress who appeared in over 70 films in a career which spanned four decades. An accomplished singer and dancer, Rogers also appeared on stage and radio throughout her long and successful career. Best known for her work as Fred Astaire’s dancing partner in ten Hollywood musicals, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress, without Astaire, in the drama Kitty Foyle (1940). Four of Roger’s films appear on the 1001 list, including: 42nd Street (1933), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Top Hat (1935) and Swing Time (1936).