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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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 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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Three Cheers (1928). Musical comedy. Music by Raymond Hubbell. Book by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside. Lyrics by Anne Caldwell. Additional lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva. Additional music by Ray Henderson and Leslie Sarony. Musical Director: George Hirst. Globe Theatre: 15 Oct 1928- 13 Apr 1929 (210 performances). ... 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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The minute you read something that you can't understand, you can almost be sure it was drawn up by a lawyer. See more »


While growing up on the family ranch, he worked with cattle and learned to ride and lasso from a young age. He grew so talented with a rope, in fact, that he was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for throwing three lassos at once. One went around the horse's neck, another circled around the rider, and the third flew under the horse, looping all four legs together. See more »



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