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-Ginger's grandmother on her mother's side was a relation of George Washington.
-She was given the name "Ginger" by her little cousin who couldn't pronounce "Virginia" correctly.
-She did not drink: the bar at her house was stocked with ice-cream sodas.
-Ginger brought her cousin Helen Brown to Hollywood, renamed her Phyllis Fraser, and guided her through a few films.
-Miss Rogers was an accomplished artist and excelled at both sculpting and painting, but could never bring herself to sell any of her work.
-She enjoyed tennis, golf, swimming and skeet shooting and held several tennis cups and some high-card records at skeet.
-The first Rogers and Astaire teaming, 'Flying Down To Rio', was her twentieth film appearance and only Fred's second.
-Ginger turned down lead roles in To Each His Own and The Heiress, both roles were made famous by Olivia de Havilland.
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