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Actor Lela E. Rogers

Lela E. Rogers

  • Birth name:

    Lela Emogen Owens

  • Date of Birth:

    Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA


Lela Rogers, the mother of movie legend Ginger Rogers, was notable and accomplished in her own right. She was born Lela Emogen Owens in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her parents were Walter Owens, a carpenter, and Saphrona Ball, a widow who worked as a grocery store clerk. As a raconteur at Hollywood parties later in life, Lela Rogers described the circumstances of her birth on Christmas Day, when Ball went into labor as she fended off a bear in the family barn.Rogers, who had three younger sisters, and her pare... more

Lela E. Rogers Filmography

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Movie Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story

as Herself (archive footage)