Career Highlights

*In 1984, at age 74, Ginger directed her first stage musical, Babes In Arms.
*She was a fashion consultant for the JCPenney chain from 1972-75.
*In March 1965, Ginger appeared in her last motion picture, Harlow, based on the life of actress Jean Harlow.
*Ginger starred in her first British film, Twist of Fate, in 1953.
*In November of 1951 she was on the cover of Life Magazine for the fourth time.
*In 1940 she won an Oscar as the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her dramatic performance in Kitty Foyle. She beat out nominees including Bette Davis in "The Letter", Joan Fontaine in "Rebecca", Katharine Hepburn in "The Philadelphia Story", and Martha Scott in "Our Town".
*She appeared for the first time on the cover of LIFE magazine with Fred Astaire in the August 1938 edition.
*In 1936 she was invited to the White House to meet President Franklin D. Roosevelt during his birthday celebration.
*A 20 year old Ginger Rogers was in her first Hollywood film, The Tip Off, in 1931
*In 1930, starring in Broadway musical Girl Crazy, Ginger was making $1000/week at the beginning of the Great Depression.
*In 1929 Ginger made her Broadway debut in Top Speed.
*Ginger was the Texas State Charleston Champion in 1925, marking her stage debut.