Death of Ginger Rogers

July 16, 1911 - April 25, 1995
Rancho Mirage, California | Age 83

Actress, dancer dead at 83
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She matched Fred Astaire step for step, dancing backward and in high heels through glamorous musicals that provided an escape for Americans mired in the Depression.

Ginger Rogers was 83 when she died Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs, apparently of natural causes.

"She was one of the truly great ladies of the silver screen, she had few equals," Bob Hope said.

Miss Rogers won dance contests in Texas when the Charleston was the rage, launching a...

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