„Sure he (Fred Astaire) was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards… and in high heels.“
A May 3, 1982 Frank and Ernest cartoon.
Elizabeth Knowles, " Backwards and in high heels http://books.google.com/books?id=jxFQqDLav6wC&pg=PT25&dq=%22backwards%22+%22high+heels%22+%22ginger+rogers%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=wPs_U-qZC9PNsQS90YLYBQ&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22backwards%22%20%22high%20heels%22%20%22ginger%20rogers%22&f=false", What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (Oxford Press: 2006)
" Quotes About Ginger Rogers http://www.gingerrogers.com/about/quotes.html", Ginger Rogers: The Official Site
Often incorrectly attributed to Faith Whittlesey, Ann Richards (who used it in a 1988 speech), or to Ginger Rogers herself
Alternative version: Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.