Ginger was awarded many honors and citations. In 1973, a speech she made before the Congressional Women's Luncheon in Washington, D.C., found its way in to the Congressional Record, read by Congressman Robert McClorey of Illinois. Again in 1975, while at the White House reception for Emperor and Empress Hirohito, Ginger's thoughts and remarks on the American Bicentennial were read into the Congressional Record. In addition, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by Austin College, Sherman, Texas, and in 1992, the Kennedy Center Honors were bestowed on Ginger in Washington, D.C.
In 1985, Ginger was given the chance to direct a musical comedy, Babes In Arms. It proved a hit with the Tarrytown, New York audiences and verified that Ginger Rogers could do anything she set her mind to. Several years later, Ginger wrote her best selling autobiography, Ginger: My Story. She traveled thousands of miles across the United States and to London to promote the book and sign autographs for fans.
Sadly, on April 25,1995, 83 year old Ginger Rogers died as a result of congestive heart failure. Millions of fans worldwide mourned the loss of this multi-talented wonder woman. She was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California.