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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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Filmography

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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 / Himself
 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)
William Banion / Bill Jackson
 1923 Uncensored Movies (Short)
Lem Skagwillow
 1923 Hustlin' Hank (Short)
Hank
 1923 Jus' Passin' Through (Short)
Jubilo
 1922 Fruits of Faith (Short)
Larry
 1922 The Ropin' Fool (Short)
'Ropes' Reilly (the ropin' fool)
 1921 A Poor Relation
Noah Vale
 1921 An Unwilling Hero
Dick
 1920 Honest Hutch
Hutch
 1920 The Strange Boarder
Sam Gardner
 1920/II Water, Water, Everywhere
Billy Fortune
 1919 Jubilo
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 »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 25 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I can remember way back when a liberal was one who was generous with his own money. See more »

Trivia:

Died in the Arctic crash of a plane piloted by the world-renowned, one-eyed pioneer aviator, Wiley Post (in which Post died as well). See more »

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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