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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)

Filmography

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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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Personal Quote:

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:

In 1985, Burger King used an actor impersonating Mister Rogers for a TV commercial, calling the character Mister Rodney. Taking issue with the parody, Fred Rogers contacted the Senior Vice President of Burger King, Don Dempsey, who agreed to pull the advertisement. "To have someone who looks like me doing a commercial is very confusing for children," Fred Rogers said at the time. Mr. Dempsey ... See more »

Trademark:

Catchphrase: "You made this a special day just by being Yourself" See more »

Nickname:

Mr. Rogers

Star Sign:

Pisces

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