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STEPHEN LONGSTREET: Letter from Lela Rogers: 1953.

Lela Rogers, (1890-1977), was the manager of Ginger Roger's "Rogers Rogue River Ranch". She was also Ginger's mother and a very special lady in her own right. When World War I began, she was one of the first 10 women to enlist in the Marine Corps. She handled publicity duties. She wed John Rogers in 1920 in Kansas City (second marriage).

From 1938 to 1945, Lela Rogers worked as assistant to Charles Kerner, vice president in charge of production at RKO studios. Rogers was put in charge of the studio's new talent.

Rogers was a founding member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. She testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947.


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