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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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Known For

Judge Priest
Judge Priest Judge Priest
(1934)
Steamboat Round the Bend
Steamboat Round the Bend Doctor John Pearly
(1935)
The Ropin' Fool
The Ropin' Fool 'Ropes' Reilly (the ropin' fool)
(1922)
State Fair
State Fair Abel Frake
(1933)

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 / 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)
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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Ziegfeld Follies of 1925. Musical revue. Sketches by J.P. McEvoy, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields and Gus Weinberg. Music by Raymond Hubbell, Dave Stamper and Werner Janssen. Lyrics by Gene Buck. Musical Director: Louis Gress. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett, Fred Barry, Harold Sandford and Steven Jones. Featuring songs ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My ancestors may not have come over on the Mayflower, but they met 'em at the boat. See more »

Trivia:

As host of the 1933 Academy Awards ceremony, he made a minor blunder when announcing the Best Director Award. After reading the nominees he told the winner, "Come and get it, Frank!" Frank Capra (nominated for Lady for a Day (1933)) was halfway to the podium before he realized Rogers meant Frank Lloyd (winner for Cavalcade (1933)). Capra could well afford to lick his wounds: He won the following ... See more »

Trademark:

Warm hearted fatherly roles

Nickname:

Bill

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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