Timeless Beauty: 50+ Glamorous Photos Of Ginger Rogers In The 1930s

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, dancer, and singer, widely known for performing in films and RKO’s musical films. Her original name was Virginia Katherine McMath; she was given Ginger’s nickname, which was based on a cousin’s failed attempts to pronounce Virginia. She began her career as a performer in local shows in Texas. Rogers made her motion-picture debut in Young Man of Manhattan (1930), in which she immortalized the catchphrase “Cigarette me, big boy.” Her acting was well-received by critics and audiences, and she became one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s. Her performance in Kitty Foyle (1940) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. During her long career, Rogers worked in 73 films. She was a major movie star during the Golden Age of Hollywood and is often considered an American icon. She died of a heart attack in 1995, at the age of 83

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