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Films

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 Ginger Rogers made 73 films in her lifetime and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Kitty Foyle in 1940. 

 

Young Man of Manhattan 1930
Queen High 1930
The Sap from Syracuse 1930
Follow the Leader 1930
Honor Among Lovers 1931
The Tip Off 1931
Suicide Fleet 1931
Carnival Boat 1932
The Tenderfoot 1932
The Thirteenth Guest 1932
Hat Check Girl 1932
You Said a Mouthful 1932
42nd Street 1933
Broadway Bad 1933
Gold Diggers of 1933 1933
Professional Sweetheart 1933
A Shriek in the Night 1933
Don't Bet on Love 1933
Sitting Pretty 1933
Flying Down to Rio 1933
Chance at Heaven 1933
Rafter Romance 1934
Finishing School 1934
20 Million Sweethearts 1934
Change of Heart 1934
Upperworld 1934
The Gay Divorcee 1934
Romance in Manhattan 1934
Roberta 1935
Star of Midnight 1935
Top Hat 1935
In Person 1935
Follow the Fleet 1936
Swing Time 1936
Shall We Dance 1937
Stage Door 1937
Having Wonderful Time 1938
Vivacious Lady 1938
Carefree 1938
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 1939
Bachelor Mother 1939
Fifth Avenue Girl 1939
Primrose Path 1940
Lucky Partners 1940
Kitty Foyle 1940 (Oscar)
Tom, Dick and Harry 1941
Roxie Hart 1942
Tales of Manhattan 1942
The Major and the Minor 1942
Once Upon a Honeymoon 1942
Tender Comrade 1943
Lady in the Dark 1944
I'll Be Seeing You 1944
Weekend at the Waldorf 1945
Heartbeat 1946
Magnificent Doll 1946
It Had to Be You 1947
The Barkleys of Broadway 1949
Perfect Strangers 1950
Storm Warning 1950
The Groom Wore Spurs 1951
We're Not Married 1952
Monkey Business 1952
Dreamboat 1952
Forever Female 1953
Black Widow 1954
Twist of Fate(Beautiful Stranger) 1954
Tight Spot 1955
The First Traveling Saleslady 1956
Teenage Rebel 1956
Oh! Men Oh! Women 1957
The Confession(Quick, Let's Get Married 1971) 1965
Harlow 1965

Cinderella 1965

Theatre

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Theatrical Productions


 Top Speed
Dec 25, 1929 - Mar 22, 1930
​At age 18, Ginger was an instant Broadway sensation!

Girl Crazy
Oct 14, 1930 - June 6, 1931

Love and Let Love
Oct 19, 1951 - Dec 1, 1951


​Hello Dolly!
Ginger starred as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970


Mame
(London)


The Pink Jungle


Annie Get Your Gun


The Unsinkable Molly Brown


Tovarich

(Kansas CIty) 


Love and Let Love


Bell Book and Candle


No, No, Nanette
(Dallas Music Hall, 1974)


 The Ginger Rogers Show

Nightclub act was  performed in major cities in the US including NYC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Dallas ... internationally in London, Paris, Vancouver, Mexico City, Sydney, Buenos Aires from 1976 to 1981. 

 

Directed by Ginger Rogers

Babes in Arms (Tarrytown, NY) (1986)

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 Authored by Ginger Rogers
Ginger: My Story, NY (1991) 


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Radio

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Ginger Rogers Radio Shows: 


The Capture Of Lizzie Stone

Ben Bernie (1935)

Shell Chateau (1935)

The Curtain Rises (1936)

A Free Soul (1937)

Brief Moment (1938)

The Silver Theater:

The Captain Had a Daughter (1938)

Stage Door (1939)

The Silver Theater:

Son Of The Navy (1939)

The Chase & Sanborn Hour (1939)

She Married Her Boss (1939)

The Screen Guild Theater:

Imperfect Lady (1939)

Bachelor Mother (1940)

Fifth Avenue Girl (1940)

Kitty Foyle (1941, 1946)

Tom, Dick, and Harry (1941)

The Major and The Minor (1943)

Command Performance 080 (Aug 1943)

Everything for the Boys:

Petrified Forest (1944)

Command Performance 132 (Aug 1944)

Command Performance 140 (Sep 1944)

GI Journal 077 (1945)

GI Journal 078:

First Song My Ideal (1945)

Lady In The Dark (1945)

Command Performance 214 (Mar 1946)

Command Performance 253 (Feb 1947)

Cavalcade of America:

The House Near Little Dock Street (1949)

Cavalcade of America:

Emma (1950)

Suspense: Vamp Till Dead (1951)

Big Show (1951)

It Grows On Trees (1953)

Recollections At 30:

Judy Garland At 12 Years Old (1956)

Awards

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Ginger's Awards

 

1936 Commission as the only woman admiral of the Texas Navy

1940 Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award for her dramatic performance in Kitty Foyle, where she played a young lady from the wrong side of the tracks.

1952 Golden Globe Nomination for her role in Monkey Business.

1972 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

1991 Houston International Film Festival, Lifetime Achievement Award.

1991 Friends of Childhelp, Lifetime Achievement Award.

1992 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,Kennedy Center Honors, an award recognizing the lifelong accomplishments and extraordinary talents of America’s most prestigious artists. Other recipients include Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Temple, Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry, among others

1995 Women’s International Center’s Living Legacy Awards, an award recognizing stunning contributions to humanity and the enduring legacies they have given to humankind. Other recipients include Helen Hayes, Janet Reno, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kate Smith, Betty Ford, and Mother Teresa, among others.

Lela Rogers

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Lela Rogers was a newspaper reporter and writer. She covered Vaudeville acts and became involved in the theatre as a scriptwriter.  In 1916 Lela became a Hollywood screenwriter under the name Lela Leibrand. 


 From 1938 to 1945, Lela Rogers worked as an assistant to Charles Kerner, vice president in charge of production at RKO studios. Rogers was put in charge of the studio's new talent. 


In 1942, she played Ginger's mother in the classic comedy, The Major and the Minor, about a woman's adventures trying to get home to Iowa from New York. 


 During her tenure at RKO Lela ran the RKO Studios Workshop, Lucille Ball, Betty Grable, Joan Fontaine, Jane Russell, Faith Domergue, Harriet Nelson, Veronica Lake, Linda Darnell, Andrea Leeds, Dorothy Comingore and Ann Miller were among her students. 


Lela Rogers was Ginger Rogers' agent and manager throughout most of Ginger's career. 


Both Lela and Ginger were instrumental in making positive changes in Hollywood for women. 

 


Authored by Lela Rogers

 Ginger Rogers and the Riddle of the Scarlet Cloak (1942)


A Christmas Bouquet (1966)  


Ginger Rogers (year unknown)

Links

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