“Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels,” goes the famous quote from an old cartoon. The actress is the subject of a film retrospective at MoMa through March 27. “A sassy woman, a street smart girl, a lady with chutzpah, and dame with integrity… she played them all. She was them all. It is her strength that continues to speak to future generations and to women in particular,” writes Meredith Grau of the prolific actress. MoMA’s lineup honoring the dancing diva boasts several films with multiple starlets who demand the spotlight. Here are other great stories with classic movie divas that go head-to-head when it comes to relationship rivalries, showbiz struggles, and more.
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