(Referring to her dance partner, Fred Astaire) I do everything the man does, only backwards and in high heels!” – Ginger Rogers
“You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.” – Ginger Rogers
“The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.” – Ginger Rogers
Rogers was born in Missouri and grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She won a dance contest in 1925 which launched her dancing career. Ginger was a Republican and a devout Christian Scientist. She was married five times, with all of her marriages ending in divorce; she had no children. During her long career, Ginger Rogers made 73 films, and her musical films with Fred Astaire are credited with revolutionizing the genre during the 1930s and 1940s. Rogers was a major movie star during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and is an American icon. Ginger died in 1995 at the age of 83.
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