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 .

MINI BIO:

Drawling, straw-haired American comedian and entertainer with sagging lower lip, who won the hearts of the nation with his folksy humor, rope-twirling tricks and homespun philosophy. His became a guiding voice during the Depression. His films, once sound came along, were hugely popular, and he was much mourned when killed in a plane crash. His son, Will Rogers Jr. had a few starring roles in the early 1950s. He shot himself in 1993.

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HONORS and AWARDS:

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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.

BlogHub Articles:

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


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:

Judge William 'Billy' Priest: That's sort of a novelty, Herman, - the barber gettin' cut up! Whoever cut him up couldn't have cut him up much if they used the barber's razor.


Judge William 'Billy' Priest: Your honor, as I recollect the procedure, at the time bein' I'm an ordinary member of the bar in good standing.
Judge Floyd Fairleigh: Not ordinary, sir, but absolutely in good standing.


Judge William 'Billy' Priest: Ain't you gonna put your shoes on?
Jeff Poindexter: Well, I'm savin' 'em in case my feet wear out, and then I'll have 'em.
Judge William 'Billy' Priest: Hmmm.
[Chuckles]
Judge William 'Billy' Priest: As much sittin' around as you do, it won't be your feet that will wear out.


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Will Rogers Facts
Was part Cherokee Indian.

Played himself in Will Rogers: Look Back in Laughter (1987) (TV), a 1987 or 1988 HBO documentary, produced by Harold Ramis.

Buried in Claremore, Oklahoma, at the Will Rogers Memorial. There's a lot of memorabilia, and it's a popular tourist attraction.

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