Ginger Rogers (1911 –1995). American actress, dancer, and singer, widely known for performing in films and RKO's musical films, partnered with Fred Astaire. She had her first successful film role as a supporting actress in 42nd Street (1933). Throughout the 1930s, Rogers made 9 films with Astaire, among which were some of her biggest successes, such as Swing Time (1936) and Top Hat (1935). After two commercial failures with Astaire, Rogers began to branch out into dramatic films and comedies. Her acting was well received by critics and audiences, and she became one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1940s. Her performance in Kitty Foyle (1940) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress.
- “Her natural hair color is actually auburn,
which you can see in some of her very early films likes those with Joe
E. Brown, according to Ginger Rogers’ autobiography.” https://cometoverhollywood.com/2012/01/31/hair-to-dye-for/
- "Her natural red hair having been dyed blonde early in her movie career, Ginger tended to be type-cast as young starlets or molls." http://www.reelclassics.com/Actresses/Ginger/ginger-bio.htm
- "Ginger(who let her natural reddish-brown hair color come through for the role) is outstanding as Kitty."