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Profile of the Day: Ginger Rogers

Are you a fan of old fashioned Hollywood musicals? Today we remember Ginger Rogers, who was born on this day in 1911.

Image: Ginger Rogers / Wikimedia Commons

Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath on July 16, 1911 in Independence, Missouri. She started her career in vaudeville after a win at a Charleston dance contest earned her a spot with a traveling vaudeville act.

She became most famous for her musical and dance partnership with Fred Astaire. Together, they made ten films and revolutionized the Hollywood musical, introducing dance routines of unprecedented craft and skill set to songs composed for them by the greatest popular song composers of the day.

Explore Ginger Roger’s family tree on Geni and share our connection to the old Hollywood star.

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