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Fred Rogers (I) (1928–2003)


Fred Rogers was the host of the popular long-running public television children's show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. The show debuted in Pittsburgh in 1967 and was picked up by PBS the next year, becoming a staple of public TV stations around the United States. Rogers' mild manner, cardigan sweaters and soft speaking voice made him both widely ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bowling for Columbine
(2002)
Honey I Blew Up the Kid
(1992)
Being There
Being There Soundtrack
(1979)
Cop Land
Cop Land Soundtrack
(1997)

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 1996 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV Series)
Reverend Thomas
- Deal with the Devil (1996) ... Reverend Thomas
 1964 Butternut Square (TV Series)
Mr. Rogers
 1955 The Children's Corner (TV Series)
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His company, Family Communications, Inc., collaborated with the Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium & Observatory, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to produce a show called "The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." As of May 2003, it was playing in 15 planetariums across the United States.

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 12 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Mr. Rogers

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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I got into television because I hated it so. And I thought there's some way of using this fabulous instrument to nurture those who would watch and listen. See more »

Trivia:

Rogers was instrumental in saving the VCR and, thus, paving the way for DVRs. He went against most of the rest of the television industry in testimony for the Supreme Court in noting that he thought it would be beneficial for children to be able to record his program and time shift viewing. The Supreme Court, quoting Mr. Rogers' testimony in a footnote in their decision, was swayed, ruling that ... See more »

Trademark:

Cardigan sweaters (many made by his mother) See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Rogers

Star Sign:

Pisces

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