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Producer, Charles R. Rogers, was born on Jul 15, 1892 in New York City, NY. Rogers died at the age of 64 on Mar 29, 1957 in Hollywood, CA .



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Grandfather of editor Pattye Rogers.

Father of John W. Rogers

Rogers moved into Carl Laemmle Jr.'s position after the Standard Capital Corporation called their $750,000 loan on money advanced for the production of Show Boat (1936). That loan contained an option to seize the studio for $5.5 million upon default. That film (which ironically became a hit), ran into production delays and the Laemmle's were unable to secure additional financing. On March 14, 1936 the Laemmle reign was over. Rogers was installed as V.P. in charge of production by Standard Capital's board chairman J. Cheever Cowdin, and immediately instituted harsh cost-cutting measures that were widely criticized at the time. To be fair, Rogers was responsible for bringing producer Joe Pasternak to Hollywood and he would sign soprano sensation Deanna Durbin (recently released from MGM in favor of Judy Garland) to a long term contract. She would single-handedly prevent the studio from imploding after an otherwise disastrous 1937-38 season. Never popular, Rogers would resign from this position on May 20, 1938 and was replaced by ex-RKO executive Cliff Work.

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