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
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.