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Will Rogers Jr. (1911–1993)


Will Rogers Jr. was elected as a Democratic congressman for Southern California in 1942. Although he served only 17 months in congress, he is best remembered as the American politician who did the most to try and save the Jews of Europe during World War II. Rogers joined the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe in 1943. He also ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 81) in Tubac, Arizona, USA

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Known For

The Story of Will Rogers
(1952)
The Boy from Oklahoma
The Boy from Oklahoma Sheriff Tom Brewster
(1954)
Wild Heritage
Wild Heritage Judge Copeland
(1958)
The Vengeance Trail
The Vengeance Trail Buddy Hicks
(1921)

Filmography

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 2000 Swiss Family Robinson: Lost in the Jungle (TV Movie) (as William Vann Rogers)
 1963 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Vaughn Moore
- Who Killed Holly Howard? (1963) ... Vaughn Moore
 1958 Wild Heritage
Judge Copeland
 1954-1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Scott Miles
- On a Dark Night (1956)
- A Mule for Santa Fe (1955) ... Scott Miles
- The Schoolmarm (1955)
 1955 Scattergood Baines (TV Movie)
 1954 The Boy from Oklahoma
Sheriff Tom Brewster
 1952-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Charlie Wilson / Orrin Dooley
- Lucky Tommy Jordan (1954) ... Charlie Wilson
- Life, Liberty and Orrin Dooley (1952) ... Orrin Dooley
 1921 The Vengeance Trail
Buddy Hicks
 1921 The Jack Rider
Little Buster
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Ah, Wilderness", Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

William Vann Rogers
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Trivia:

Democrat US representative from California, 3 January 1943-23 May 1944; resigned his position to return to U.S. Army. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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