Home of Lela Rogers and Birthplace of Virginia Katherine McMath

(stage name- Ginger Rogers)

The Ginger House Museum

Directed by Ginger Rogers

Babes in Arms (Tarrytown, NY) (1986)

1936 Commission as the only woman admiral of the Texas Navy

1940 Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award for her dramatic performance in Kitty Foyle, where she played a young lady from the wrong side of the tracks.

1952 Golden Globe Nomination for her role in Monkey Business.

1972 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

1991 Houston International Film Festival, Lifetime Achievement Award.

1991 Friends of Childhelp, Lifetime Achievement Award.

1992 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,Kennedy Center Honors, an award recognizing the lifelong accomplishments and extraordinary talents of America’s most prestigious artists. Other recipients include Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Temple, Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry, among others

1995 Women’s International Center’s Living Legacy Awards, an award recognizing stunning contributions to humanity and the enduring legacies they have given to humankind. Other recipients include Helen Hayes, Janet Reno, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kate Smith, Betty Ford, and Mother Teresa, among others.


Authored by Ginger Rogers

Ginger: My Story, NY (1991)


Authored by Lela Rogers

Ginger Rogers and the Riddle of the Skarlet Cloak (1942)

A Christmas Bouquet (1966)

Ginger Rogers (year unknown)


–Hotel (1987) Natalie Trent

– Glitter (1979)

-The Love Boat (1979) Stella Logan

-Here’s Lucy (TV Series)  1965/II

-Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) 1963-1964

-The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)  1963 —

–Vacation Playhouse (TV Series) Elizabeth Harcourt / Margaret Harcourt  1960

–The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) Sketch Actress / Singer Episode dated 16 May 1960 (1960) … Sketch Actress / Singer

-Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) Angie Cartwright Never Too Late (1960) … Angie Cartwright

–The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series) Kay Neilson The Tender Shoot (1959) … Kay Neilson

-Musical Playhouse (TV Series) Lisa Marvin Carissima (1959) … Lisa Marvin

-The Milton Berle Show (TV Series) Episode dated 6 May 1959 (1959)

Young Man of Manhattan 1930

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

You Said a Mouthful 1932

42nd Street 1933

Broadway Bad 1933

Gold Diggers of 1933 1933

Professional Sweetheart 1933

A Shriek in the Night 1933

Don't Bet on Love 1933

Sitting Pretty 1933

Flying Down to Rio 1933

Chance at Heaven 1933

Rafter Romance 1934

Finishing School 1934

20 Million Sweethearts 1934

Change of Heart 1934

Upperworld 1934

The Gay Divorcee 1934

Romance in Manhattan 1934

Roberta 1935

Star of Midnight 1935

Top Hat 1935

In Person 1935

Follow the Fleet 1936

Swing Time 1936

Shall We Dance 1937

Stage Door 1937

Having Wonderful Time 1938

Vivacious Lady 1938

Carefree 1938

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 1939

Bachelor Mother 1939

Fifth Avenue Girl 1939

Primrose Path 1940

Lucky Partners 1940

Kitty Foyle 1940 (Oscar)

Tom, Dick and Harry 1941

Roxie Hart 1942

Tales of Manhattan 1942

The Major and the Minor 1942

Once Upon a Honeymoon 1942

Tender Comrade 1943

Lady in the Dark 1944

I'll be Seeing You 1944

Weekend at the Waldorf 1945

Heartbeat 1946

Magnificent Doll 1946

It Had to Be You 1947

The Barkleys of Broadway 1949

Perfect Strangers 1950

Storm Warning 1950

The Groom Wore Spurs 1951

We're Not Married 1952

Monkey Business 1952

Dreamboat 1952

Forever Female 1953

Black Widow 1954

Twist of Fate(Beautiful Stranger) 1954

Tight Spot 1955

The First Traveling Saleslady 1956

Teenage Rebel 1956

Oh! Men Oh! Women 1957

The Confession(Quick, Let's Get Married 1971) 1965

Harlow 1965

Cinderella 1965

Independence, Missouri


Top Speed

Dec 25, 1929 - Mar 22, 1930
​At age 18, Ginger was an instant Broadway sensation!

Girl Crazy

Oct 14, 1930 - June 6, 1931

Love and Let Love

Oct 19, 1951 - Dec 1, 1951

​Hello Dolly!

Ginger starred as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970

Ginger starred in this production at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City after these dates. 



The Pink Jungle

Annie Get Your Gun

The Unsinkable Molly Brown


Love and Let Love

Bell Book and Candle

The Ginger Rogers Show


No, No, Nanette

(Dallas Music Hall, 1974)


Ginger Rogers made 73 films in her lifetime and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Kitty Foyle in 1940. 


The Capture Of Lizzie Stone

Ben Bernie (1935)

Shell Chateau (1935)

The Curtain Rises (1936)

A Free Soul (1937)

Brief Moment (1938)

The Silver Theater:

The Captain Had a Daughter (1938)

Stage Door (1939)

The Silver Theater:

Son Of The Navy (1939)

The Chase & Sanborn Hour (1939)

She Married Her Boss (1939)

The Screen Guild Theater:

Imperfect Lady (1939)

Bachelor Mother (1940)

Fifth Avenue Girl (1940)

Kitty Foyle (1941, 1946)

Tom, Dick, and Harry (1941)

The Major and The Minor (1943)

Command Performance 080 (Aug 1943)

Everything for the Boys:

Petrified Forest (1944)

Command Performance 132 (Aug 1944)

Command Performance 140 (Sep 1944)

GI Journal 077 (1945)

GI Journal 078:

First Song My Ideal (1945)

Lady In The Dark (1945)

Command Performance 214 (Mar 1946)

Command Performance 253 (Feb 1947)

Cavalcade of America:

The House Near Little Dock Street (1949)

Cavalcade of America:

Emma (1950)

Suspense: Vamp Till Dead (1951)

Big Show (1951)

It Grows On Trees (1953)

Recollections At 30:

Judy Garland At 12 Years Old (1956)