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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
(1934)
Steamboat Round the Bend Doctor John Pearly
(1935)
Doctor Bull Dr. George 'Doc' Bull
(1933)
A Connecticut Yankee Hank Martin
(1931)

Filmography

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 1935 In Old Kentucky
Steve Tapley
 1935 Steamboat Round the Bend
Doctor John Pearly
 1935 Doubting Thomas
Thomas Brown
 1935 Life Begins at 40
Kenesaw H. Clark
 1935 The County Chairman
Jim Hackler
 1934 Judge Priest
Judge Priest
 1934 Handy Andy
Andrew Yates
 1934 David Harum
David Harum
 1933 Mr. Skitch
Mr. Ira Skitch
 1933 Doctor Bull
Dr. George 'Doc' Bull
 1933 State Fair
Abel Frake
 1932 Too Busy to Work
Jubilo
 1932 Down to Earth
Pike Peters
 1932 Business and Pleasure
Earl Tinker
 1931 Ambassador Bill
Bill Harper
 1931 Young as You Feel
Lemuel Morehouse
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee
Hank Martin
 1930 Lightnin'
Lightnin' Bill Jones
 1930 So This Is London
Hiram Draper
 1929 They Had to See Paris
Pike Peters
 1929 Happy Days
Minstrel Show Performer
 1927 A Texas Steer
Cattle Brander
 1927 Tiptoes
Uncle Hen Kaye
 1924 Gee Whiz, Genevieve (Short)
 1924 A Truthful Liar (Short)
Ambassador Alfalfa Doolittle
 1924 Our Congressman (Short)
Alfalfa Doolittle
 1924 Jubilo, Jr. (Short)
Jubilo / Will Rogers
 1924 Don't Park There (Short)
 1924 Going to Congress (Short)
Alfalfa Doolittle
 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
 1923 Hollywood
Will Rogers
 1922 Fruits of Faith (Short)
Larry
 1922 The Headless Horseman
Ichabod Crane
 1922 The Ropin' Fool (Short)
'Ropes' Reilly (the ropin' fool)
 1922 One Glorious Day
Professor Ezra Botts
 1921 A Poor Relation
Noah Vale
 1921 Doubling for Romeo
Sam Cody / Romeo
 1921 An Unwilling Hero
Dick
 1921 Boys Will Be Boys
Peep O'Day
 1920 Guile of Women
Hjalmar Maartens
 1920 Honest Hutch
Hutch
 1920 Cupid the Cowpuncher
Alec Lloyd
 1920 Jes' Call Me Jim
Jim Fenton
 1920 The Strange Boarder
Sam Gardner
 1920/II Water, Water, Everywhere
Billy Fortune
 1919 Jubilo
Jubilo
 1919 Almost a Husband
Sam Lyman
 1918 Laughing Bill Hyde
Bill Hyde
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Ziegfeld Follies of 1918 (1918). Musical revue. Music by Louis A. Hirsch and Dave Stamper. Based on material by Rennold Wolf and Gene Buck. Lyrics by Rennold Wolf and Gene Buck. Interpolations by Irving Berlin and Victor Jacobi. Musical Direction by Frank Darling. Featuring songs with lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva, Arthur Jackson, ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 14 Print Biographies | 10 Portrayals | 28 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

The Will Rogers Memorial

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else. See more »

Trivia:

In 1922 his weekly articles for the "New York Times" became so popular that they appeared in more than 500 U.S. newspapers daily. The articles dished out down-to-earth, biting criticism of politics, politicians, big business and the imbalance of the wealthy and the poor. In all, Rogers wrote more than 2,800 daily articles up until his death. H.L. Mencken labeled him "the most dangerous man alive"... See more »

Trademark:

Warm hearted fatherly roles

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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