Ginger Rogers Net Worth

Ginger Rogers Net Worth:

$20 Million

Compare Ginger Rogers’ Net Worth

Ginger Rogers Net Worth

Ginger Rogers

Net Worth:

$20 Million

Date of Birth:

Jul 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995 (83 years old)




5 feet 4 inches (1.638 m)


Actor, Dancer, Singer, Artist


United States of America

Ginger Rogers was an American singer, dancer, actress, and author with a net worth of 20 million as of the date she died in 1995. Ginger Rogers was known for her work along with Fred Astaire in ten Hollywood musical films, like “The Gay Divorcee” (1934), “Top Hat” (1935) as well as “Shall We Dance” (1937). Ginger received one Academy Award for her performance in the 1940 film “Kitty Foyle,” and in 1942, she was said to be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Rogers was credited with more than 90 credits for acting to her credits, including the films “Honor Among Lovers” (1931), “The Thirteenth Guest” (1932), “42nd Street” (1933), “Don’t Bet on Love” (1933), “Stage Door” (1937), “Tom, Dick and Harry” (1941), “Roxie Hart” (1942), “The Major and the Minor” (1942), “It Had to Be You” (1947), “We’re Not Married!” (1952), “Monkey Business” (1952) as well as “Twist of Fate” (1954) as well as the TV film “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (1965). Ginger also appeared as a character in Broadway shows that included “Top Speed” (1929), “Girl Crazy” (1930), “Love and Let Love” (1951), and “Hello, Dolly!” (1965) In addition, she released her book “Ginger: My Story” in the year 1991. in 1999 Rogers received the number 14 spot according to her “AFI 100 Years…100 Stars” list. Ginger died of natural causes on the 25th of April in 1995, aged 83.

Early Life

Ginger Rogers Net Worth

Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath on the 16th of July 1911 located in Independence, Missouri. The mother of her child, Lela Emole Owens, screenwriter, producer of films, and journalist. Her dad, William Eddins McMath, was an electrical engineer. Ginger was born at her parent’s house as well Lela and William divorced as a child. After William abducted Ginger repeatedly, Lela divorced him in 1914, and Rogers was never seen again. Lela got married to John Logan Rogers at the age of 20 in 1920. Even though John was not legally adopted by Ginger, however, she started using his name as a surname. The family resided in Fort Worth, Texas, where Lela was a theatre reviewer for “Fort Worth Record.” Rogers was a student at Central High School, and when she was a teenager, she was contemplating teaching, but her mother’s position as a theater screenwriter and critic made her fascinated by the entertainment industry.


Ginger began her career in entertainment by working as an actor in Eddie Foy’s vaudeville show on the road at Fort Worth, and when she was 14 years old, she participated in a Charleston dance contest and was awarded the chance to perform in the Orpheum Circuit as Ginger Rogers and the Redheads for six months. She starred on Broadway at first in”Top Speed. “Top Speed,” which resulted in her being a part of George Gershwin and Ira’s “Girl Crazy” in 1930. Fred Astaire worked in “Girl Crazy,” helping dancers in choreography. Rogers signed an agreement for seven years for a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures in 1930, in the same year, she made her debut in a feature film in “Young Man of Manhattan.” Then she made appearances in films “Queen High” (1930), “The Sap from Syracuse” (1930), “Follow the Leader” (1930), “Honor Among Lovers” (1931), “The Tip-Off” (1931), “Suicide Fleet” (1931), “Carnival Boat” (1932), “The Tenderfoot” (1932), “The Thirteenth Guest” (1932), “Hat Check Girl” (1932), “42nd Street” (1933), “Broadway Bad” (1933), “Don’t Bet on Love” (1933) as well as “Sitting Pretty” (1933) She also sang the tune “We’re In The Money” in “Gold Diggers of 1933,” singing a phrase with Pig Latin. Ginger was a part of the cast alongside Astaire during 1933’s “Flying Down to Rio,” and one of the most famous pairings of Hollywood history was formed. The pair would later co-star in the film 1934 “The Gay Divorcee,” 1935’s “Roberta” and “Top Hat,” 1936’s “Follow the Fleet” and “Swing Time,” 1937’s “Shall We Dance,” 1938’s “Carefree,” 1939’s “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle,” and 1949’s “The Barkleys of Broadway.”

Rogers co-starred alongside Katharine Hepburn along with Lucille Ball on the 1937 film “Stage Door” and with Ball, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Red Skelton in 1938’s “Having Wonderful Time,” and she was awarded one Academy Award for starring in the title role in”Kitty Foyle,” a 1940-set drama “Kitty Foyle.” In the 1940s she was in films like “Primrose Path” (1940), “Tom, Dick, and Harry” (1941), “Roxie Hart” (1942), “Tales of Manhattan” (1942), “Once Upon a Honeymoon” (1942), “I’ll Be Seeing You” (1944), “Week-End at the Waldorf” (1945) and “It Had to Be You” (1947). Ginger co-starred alongside Marilyn Monroe in 1952’s “We’re Not Married!” as well as “Monkey Business,” and she received a Golden Globe nomination for “Monkey Business.” Ginger was then in the movies “Dreamboat” (1952), “Forever Female” (1953), “Black Widow” (1954), “Twist of Fate” (1954), “Tight Spot” (1955), “The First Traveling Saleslady” (1956), “Teenage Rebel” (1956), “Oh Men! Oh, Women!” (1957), “Quick, Let’s Get Married” (1964), and “Harlow” (1965). The year 1953 was the first time she sang the tune “Something’s Gotta Give” on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and in 1965, she starred in the CBS film “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.” Rogers was a guest in “Here’s Lucy” (1971), “The Love Boat” (1979) as well as “Glitter” (1984), and in 1985 she directed an off-Broadway show musical “Babes in Arms.” Her final role on screen was in 1987’s “Hotel” episode “Hail and Farewell.”

Personal Life

Ginger was divorced and married five times. The first wedding she had was with Jack Pepper, her dancing partner at the age of 17 years old. The marriage ran from March 1929 until July 1931. Then she got married to the love of her “Don’t Bet on Love” co-star Lew Ayres on the 14th of November in 1934. After they split in March 1941 Rogers got married to U.S. Marine Jack Briggs on January 16 on the 16th of January, 1943. Ginger and Jack separated in September 1949. Then Rogers got wed to Jacques Bergerac from February 1953 until July 1957. Bergerac who was a French lawyer decided to pursue a career as an actor after moving to Hollywood together with Rogers and won a Golden Globe for Foreign Newcomer Male in the year 1957. Ginger was married for the fifth time to her husband producer/director William Marshall, on March 16th, 1961. They divorced in the year 1961. they separated eight years later. Rogers was an ardent Republican She campaigned on behalf of Thomas Dewey (1944) and Barry Goldwater (1964) in presidential elections as well as she also campaigned for Ronald Reagan in the California governor’s race (1966).

Ginger was a talented tennis player who took part at the US Open in 1950, however, she as well as her doubles partner Frank Shields, was eliminated in the first round. In 1994, the place where she was born was declared a Historic Landmark Property by the City of Independence, Missouri, and she was a part of the Ginger Rogers Celebration on the 16th of July the year. The Rogers house was later transformed into an exhibit that is dedicated to Ginger along with her maternal grandmother, Lela.

Death and Legacy

On the 25th of April, 1995 Ginger was pronounced dead of natural causes at her residence located in Rancho Mirage, California, aged 85. Rogers was cremated and her cremains was buried in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery with Lela. Ginger was the main character in the novel written in 1942 “Ginger Rogers and the Riddle of the Scarlet Cloak,” which was written by her mom. Also, she was mentioned by the popular 1990 Madonna popular “Vogue.” In 2007 a musical based on the life of Ginger “Backwards in High Heels,” was staged in Florida. Rogers’ final public appearance was in March 1995, when she was presented with the Women’s International Center Living Legacy Award in 1997. In the same year the Craterian Theater located in Medford, Oregon, where Ginger was known to stage vaudeville performances, was named”the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater.

Awards and Nominations

In 1941, Rogers won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “Kitty Foyle.” She also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy with the musical “Monkey Business” in 1953 In 1970, she was awarded the Silver Medal at the Berlin International Film Festival for her successes in dance and acting. Ginger was awarded three National Board of Review Awards for Best Acting, for “Primrose Path” in 1940, as well as for “Kitty Foyle” and “Tom, Dick and Harry” in 1941 and “Roxie Hart” and “The Major and the Minor” in 1942. She was awarded an award on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960 and also received Kennedy Center Honors in 1992 after which she was later inducted into the Online Film & Television Association Hall of Fame in 2018.

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