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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 think people who produce and perform on programs for children should have as a prerequisite some sort of course to understand their audience. You wouldn't put a newsman on the air who didn't know how to pronounce Vietnam. But we give millions of dollars to these people who are producing cartoons and they have no earthly idea of what they're doing to a kid. See more »

Trivia:

Named Celebrity Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the National Hockey League's 75th Anniversary celebration in the 1991-1992 season. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Mr. Rogers

Star Sign:

Pisces

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