See the Dazzling Dresses Worn by Ginger Rogers

You can see some of the spectacular dresses worn by Hollywood star Ginger Rogers and hear how her garments influence modern designers at a special program coming up next week. Ginger, who was born in Independence, frequently defied society norms.

Inside the Home Where Ginger Rogers Lived

The actress, dancer, and singer was born in a home in Independence. This year, it went on the market and sold for $111,500.

Backward and in High Heels: Remembering Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers was born as Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence in 1911, and she spent her early years in Independence and Kansas City. Ginger is best remembered for movies made with dancing partner Fred Astaire. She is famously credited for doing everything Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels.