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Fred Rogers

Fred RogersAKA Frederick McFeely Rogers

Born: 20-Mar-1928
Birthplace: Latrobe, PA
Died: 27-Feb-2003
Location of death: Pittsburgh, PA
Cause of death: Cancer - Stomach
Remains: Buried, Unity Cemetery, Latrobe, PA

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: TV Personality, Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mister Rogers

"It happens so often. I walk down the street and someone 20 or 30 or 40 years old will come up to me and say, 'You are Mr Rogers, aren't you?' And then they tell me about growing up with the neighborhood, and how they're passing on to the children they know what they found to be important in our television work... And invariably we end our little time together with a hug.

"I'm just so proud of all of you who have grown up with us, and I know how tough it is some days to look with hope and confidence on the months and years ahead. But I would like to tell you what I often told you when you were much younger: I like you just the way you are."

(From an interview conducted shortly before Fred Rogers' death, after more than three decades hosting and writing Mr Rogers' Neighborhood.)

Sister: (b. 1939)
Wife: Sara Joanne Byrd (m. 9-Jul-1952)
Son: James Byrd Rogers
Son: John Frederick Rogers

    High School: Latrobe High School, Latrobe, PA (1946)
    University: Dartmouth College (transferred to Rollins College)
    University: BA Music Composition, Rollins College (1951)
    Theological: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (1962)

    Daytime Emmy 1980, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming
    Daytime Emmy 1985, Outstanding Writing for a Children's Series
    Peabody 1993
    Emmy 1997, Special Award for Lifetime Achievement
    Daytime Emmy 1997, Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
    Daytime Emmy 1999, Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame 2003
    Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses 2003 (shared)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6600 Hollywood Blvd. (television)
    Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity
    Ordained 1963 (Presbyterian Church)
    Traveled to the USSR 15-Sep-1987
    Asteroid Namesake 26858 Misterrogers
    Risk Factors: Color Blindness

    TELEVISION
    Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Mr. Rogers (1969-2001)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Casper (26-May-1995) · Himself

Rotten Library Page:
Fred Rogers

Author of books:
Mister Rogers Talks with Parents (1983, nonfiction)
The New Baby (1985, children, Mister Rogers' First Experiences Books)
Making Friends (1987, children, Mister Rogers' First Experiences Books)
Mister Rogers: How Families Grow (1988, children)
You Are Special (1994, children)


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