Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American actress, dancer, and singer. She is known for her starring role in Kitty Foyle (1940), but is best remembered for performing in RKO’s musical films (partnered with Fred Astaire) on stage, radio and television, throughout much of the 20th century. wikipedia
During her long career, Rogers made 73 films. She was a major movie star during the Golden Age of Hollywood, and is often considered an American icon. She died of a heart attack in 1995, at the age of 83.