Ginger Rogers was best known as Fred Astaire’s romantic interest and dancing partner in ten musical films. But that was just 10 of 73 films she made total, including winning and Academy Award for Best Actress in Kitty Foyle in 1940.
She began her career in vaudeville , late moving to Broadway where eventually won a starring role in George and Ira Gershwin’s Girl Crazy. In 1930, she was signed by Paramount Pictures.
She was a founding member of the Motion PIcture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a Hollywood anti-Communist group along with Gary Cooper, Clark Gable and Barbara Stanwyck.
Ginger Rogers died at her home in Rancho Mirage, California on April 25, 1995. She was 83.