- Daughter of Lela E. Rogers
- Was a Christian Scientist.
- Was given the name "Ginger" by her little cousin who couldn't pronounce "Virginia" correctly.
- Brought her first cousin Helen Nichols to Hollywood, renamed her Phyllis Fraser, and guided her through a few films. Phyllis Fraser married and then became known as Phyllis Cerf.
- Interred at Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, California, USA, the same cemetery as long-time dancing/acting partner Fred Astaire is located.
- At age 19, she briefly dated famed, founding editor of New Yorker magazine Harold Ross, then 37.
- Sort-of cousin of Rita Hayworth. Ginger's aunt married Rita's uncle.
- She didn't drink: she had her very own ice cream soda fountain
- Suffered with diabetes in her final years and a lot of the time was wheelchair bound.
- Directed her first stage musical,'Babes in arms', at age 74
- Was fashion consultant for the J.C. Penney chain from 1972-75.
- A keen artist, Ginger did many paintings, sculptures and sketches in her free time but could never bring herself to sell any of them.
- Was Hollywood's highest paid star of 1942.
- Author Graham Greene always said he would have liked Ginger to play the role of Aunt Augusta in the film version of his novel 'Travels With My Aunt' [when the film was made in 1972 the role was played by Maggie Smith].
- The well known quote often attributed to Miss Rogers - "My first picture was 'Kitty Foyle'. It was my mother who made all those films with Fred Astaire" - was actually fabricated for a 1966 article in 'Films In Review'.
- Always the outdoor sporty type, she was a near-champion tennis player, a topline shot and loved going fishing.
- She made her final public appearance on 18th March 1995 (just five weeks before her death) when she received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award.
- Was badly affected by diabetes in her last years which left her wheelchair bound and visibly overweight while her voice had become shrunken rasp.
- Measurements: 34-23 1/2-34 1/2 (late 1950s), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Related to Random House publisher and "What's My Line?" (1950) panelist Bennett Cerf, through marriage, when Bennett married Ginger's cousin Phyllis Fraser, who later became known as Phyllis Cerf.
- Was asked to replaced Judy Garland in both the movies Harlow (1965/II) (which was filmed in eight days) and Valley of the Dolls (1967). She turned down "Dolls" because she hated the script; she did, however, do the quickie version of "Harlow" and, unlike the movie, garnered good reviews as Harlow's mother.
- Aunt of Christopher Cerf and Jonathan Cerf.
- Was a life-long Republican.
- Turned down lead roles in To Each His Own (1946) and The Snake Pit (1948). Both of these roles went on to be played to great acclaim by Olivia de Havilland.
- The first Rogers and Astaire teaming, Flying Down to Rio (1933), was her twentieth film appearance and only Fred's second.
- In a 1991 TV interview when asked why the Astaire/Rogers union wasn't known as 'Ginger & Fred' rather than 'Fred & Ginger' (as Ginger had been in films longer), she replied, 'It's a man's world'.
- Author Graham Greene always said he would have liked Ginger to play the role of Aunt Augusta in the film version of his novel Travels with My Aunt (1972) [when the film was made in 1972 the role was played by Maggie Smith].
- Her tied to hip relationship with her domineering mother, Lela E. Rogers proved eternal. They're buried side by side at Oakwood memorial park. The grave of Ginger's screen partner, Fred Astaire, is just yards away.
- Was named #14 Actress on The AFI 50 Greatest Screen Legends
- Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue"
- She and Fred Astaire acted in 10 movies together: The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), Carefree (1938), Flying Down to Rio (1933), Follow the Fleet (1936), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Shall We Dance (1937), The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939), Swing Time (1936) and Top Hat (1935)
- She owned a lingerie factory in Rock Island Tennessee, called Form Fit Rogers.
- She and Fred Astaire made 10 films together.
- A distant cousin of Lucille Ball, according to Lucie Arnaz.
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