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Will Rogers (I) (1879–1935)

World-famous, widely popular American humorist of the vaudeville stage and of silent and sound films, Will Rogers graduated from military school, but his first real job was in the livestock business in Argentina, of all places. He transported pack animals across the South Atlantic from Buenos Aires to South Africa for use in the Boer War (1899-... See full bio »

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Steamboat Round the Bend
Steamboat Round the Bend Doctor John Pearly
The Ropin' Fool
The Ropin' Fool 'Ropes' Reilly (the ropin' fool)
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 1935 Doubting Thomas
Thomas Brown
 1933 Mr. Skitch
Mr. Ira Skitch
 1932 Down to Earth
Pike Peters
 1932 Business and Pleasure
Earl Tinker
 1931 Young as You Feel
Lemuel Morehouse
 1930 Lightnin'
Lightnin' Bill Jones
 1929 Happy Days
Minstrel Show Performer
 1927 A Texas Steer
Cattle Brander
 1924 Gee Whiz, Genevieve (Short)
 1924 Jubilo, Jr. (Short)
Jubilo / Will Rogers
 1924 Don't Park There (Short)
 1924 High Brow Stuff (Short)
 1924 The Cake Eater (Short)
 1924 The Cowboy Sheik (Short)
Two Straw Bill
 1924 Two Wagons: Both Covered (Short)
Bill Bunian / Joe Jackson
 1923 Uncensored Movies (Short)
Lem Skagwillow
 1923 Hustlin' Hank (Short)
 1923 Jus' Passin' Through (Short)
 1922 Fruits of Faith (Short)
 1922 The Ropin' Fool (Short)
'Ropes' Reilly (the ropin' fool)
 1921 A Poor Relation
Noah Vale
 1921 An Unwilling Hero
 1920 Honest Hutch
 1920 The Strange Boarder
Sam Gardner
 1920/II Water, Water, Everywhere
Billy Fortune
 1919 Jubilo
 1918 Laughing Bill Hyde
Bill Hyde
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Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1924. Musical revue. Music by Victor Herbert, Raymond Hubbell, Dave Stamper, Harry Tierney and Dr. Albert Szirmai. Lyrics by Gene Buck and Joseph McCarthy. Dialogue by: William Anthony McGuire and Will Rogers. Musical Director: Victor Baravalle. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett, Fred Barry, ... See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 26 Articles | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Personal Quote:

You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way. See more »


Has a turnpike named in his honor. The Will Rogers Turnpike is in northeast Oklahoma running from just outside of Tulsa, through Will's hometown of Claremore to the Missouri state line. See more »


Warm hearted fatherly roles



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