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Will Rogers

Will RogersAKA William Penn Adair Rogers

Born: 04-Nov-1879
Birthplace: Oologah, Indian Territory (presently Oklahoma)
Died: 15-Aug-1935
Location of death: Point Barrow, AK
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Buried, Will Rogers Memorial and Museum, Claremore, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Comic, Columnist, Radio Personality
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Cowboy, Entertainer, Humorist


[1] Died near Barrow, Alaska when his sea plane plunged into a lagoon. At the time, he and one-eyed aviator Wiley Post were surveying possible flight paths between Seattle and the Soviet Union.

Father: Clement Vann Rogers (b. 11-Jan-1839, d. 28-Oct-1911)
Mother: Mary America Schrimsher (b. 9-Oct-1839, d. 28-May-1890)
Sister: Elizabeth Rogers (b. 11-Sep-1861, d. Dec-1863)
Sister: Sallie Clementine Rogers
Brother: Robert Martin Rogers (b. 15-Apr-1866, d. 13-Apr-1883)
Sister: Maude Ethel Rogers
Sister: May Rogers
Sister: Zoe Rogers (b. 31-Jul-1876, d. 31-Jul-1876)
Brother: Homar Rogers (b. 1-Jul-1878, d. 25-Sep-1878)
Wife: Betty Blake (m. 1908)
Son: Will Rogers, Jr. (b. 20-Oct-1911, d. 1993)
Daughter: Mary Amelia Rogers (b. 18-May-1913, d. 1989)
Son: James Blake Rogers (b. 25-Jul-1915, d. 2000)
Son: Fred Stone Rogers (b. 15-Jul-1918, d. 1920)

    University: Kemper Military School and College, Boonville, MO

    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry Claremore, OK (1905)
    Rancheros Vistadores
    Shriners
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6401 Hollywood Blvd (motion pictures)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6608 Hollywood Blvd (radio)
    Kentucky Colonel
    National Cowboy Hall of Fame (1955)
    Cholecystectomy
    Exhumed Glendale, CA (19-May-1944)
    National Statuary Hall (1939)
    Cherokee Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    In Old Kentucky (28-Nov-1935)
    Steamboat Round The Bend (6-Sep-1935) · Dr. John Pearly
    Doubting Thomas (10-Jul-1935)
    Life Begins at Forty (22-Mar-1935) · Kenesaw H. Clark
    Judge Priest (5-Oct-1934) · Judge Priest
    David Harum (1-Mar-1934)
    Mr. Skitch (22-Dec-1933)
    Doctor Bull (22-Sep-1933)
    State Fair (26-Jan-1933) · Abel Frake
    Ambassador Bill (13-Nov-1931)
    A Connecticut Yankee (6-Apr-1931) · Hank Martin
    They Had to See Paris (18-Sep-1929)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1801 (15 cents, issued 4-Nov-1979)


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