Will Rogers Overview:

Legendary actor, Will Rogers, was born William Penn Adair Rogers on Nov 4, 1879 in Oologah, OK. Rogers died at the age of 55 on Aug 15, 1935 in near Point Barrow, AK .

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He was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Radio. Rogers was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Which Clip Should Poli Sci Fans See?

By Judy on Mar 12, 2016 From Cary Grant Won't Eat You

I keep thinking of one of ’ famous lines as I observe the loopholes the GOP leadership is exploring to oust Trump: “If stupidity got us into this mess, why can’t it get us out?” (Don’t you think Lindsey Graham, with his recent political zingers, and clear fut... Read full article


He never met a man he didn’t like: A visit to the Museum

on Nov 5, 2013 From Comet Over Hollywood

He never met a man he didn’t like. was born in Oologah, OK, and his final resting place is at the Memorial Museum in Claremore, OK. Rogers made a name for himself in vaudeville as doing roping tricks, eventually making it to the Ziegfeld Follies. He then made silent fil... Read full article


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Will Rogers Quotes:

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Judge William 'Billy' Priest: Hear! Hear! Hear! Court's called to order!


Thomas Brown: All the crooners are young fellas. The American public have never allowed a crooner to live to a ripe old age. And 120 million people can't be wrong.


New Moses: I've got souls to save.
Doctor John Pearly: No, you got a life to save, and the Lord don't care which one of your jobs you do first.


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Is portrayed by Buff Brady in W.C. Fields and Me (1976)

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" because of the power his comments had on an adoring public.


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