Monday, May 12, 2008

Dachshunds in Pop Culture: Ginger Rogers

Who? You know who! Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an Academy Award-winning American film and stage actress, dancer and singer. In a film career spanning fifty years, she made a total of 73 films, and is now principally celebrated for her role as Fred Astaire's romantic interest and dancing partner in a series of ten Hollywood musical films that revolutionized the genre.
The above photo of Ginger Rogers, director Robert Z. Leonard, and Rogers' smooth black and tan was taken during filming of Week-end at the Waldorf (1945). Unfortunately, we don't know the name of her dachshund. Find out more about Ginger Rogers at wikipedia.

"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels."

Enjoy one of Fred Astaire's favorite routines with Ginger Rogers, from Barkleys of Broadway (1949), which reunited the dancing duo after ten years apart, and was the last film that they made together.


Moira said...

How fabulous! Love it!

Lauren said...

I love Ginger!


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