Will Rogers Biography

William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world's best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.

Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son," Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies, wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of the Progressive Era, and was the top-paid Hollywood movie star at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in Alaska.

Rogers' vaudeville rope act led to success in the Ziegfeld Follies, which in turn led to the first of his many movie contracts. His 1920s syndicated newspaper column and his radio appearances increased his visibility and popularity. Rogers crusaded for aviation expansion, and provided Americans with first-hand accounts of his world travels. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Will Rogers
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter
Ethnicity:
Cherokee
Date of Birth:
November 4, 1879
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
August 15, 1935
Age at Death:
55
Cause of Death:
Aviation accident or incident
Marriages
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