Point Barrow, Alaska American journalist, humorist, and performing artist One of the most celebrated humorists writers of clever humor and public figures of his day, Will Rogers offered dry, whimsical commentaries on a variety of political, social, and economic issues, and he became the voice of the "average" citizen. The youngest of eight children, Will was raised in a wealthy and privileged family on a ranch near Claremore, Oklahoma, which was then Indian Territory.
Rogers at Alaska Methodist University during the — academic yearshowing attendees his skill with a lasso. Rogers was born in New York City, where his father was performing.
He grew up in Beverly Hills, Californiaand attended school there. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in On completing his studies, he served as publisher of the Beverly Hills Citizen newspaper, a role in which he continued until He had been commissioned a second lieutenant through the Reserve Officers' Training Corpsbut did not go on active duty.
While on active duty, Rogers was elected to the House of Representatives from California, and was sworn into office on January 3, He served in the 78th Congress.
He did not complete his term, however, returning to active duty in the Army after resigning from Congress on May 23, Son of a very celebrated father.
A sincere and somewhat impassioned young man who believes strongly in the Wallace type of internationalism and in cooperation with the United Nations. A trifle callow and politically inexperienced, he will undoubtedly be a vigorous and enthusiastic champion of all-out post-war co-operation with the United Nations.
His fervent adherence to the liberal ideals of the "New Republic" may tend to make him critical of the British Empire. Rogers was wounded in action and also received a Bronze Star. He was released from active duty on March 1, Later inRogers won the Democratic nomination for U.
Senator from California, but lost in the November general election to the incumbent senator, William F. Coincidentally, both men would eventually commit suicide.
Rogers was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in, and Other government service included terms as a member of the California State Parks Commission —; chairman —and special assistant to the Commission on Indian Affairs during the Johnson administration — Rogers had a minor career as an actor and was most noted for playing his father whom he closely resembledparticularly in The Story of Will RogersWild Heritage in which he played a judge, and in in voice only in The American Adventure at Disney 's Epcot in Florida.
He also appeared frequently in the s television anthology seriesSchlitz Playhouse of Stars. He also starred in Rogers of the Gazette, a CBS Radio series in —54  that lasted one season, playing the role of a small-town newspaper owner.
Rogers was one of several actors to host syndicated reruns of Death Valley Days whose original run was hosted for one season by Ronald Reaganwith the episodes he hosted airing under the title The Pioneers.
In his later years, Rogers retired to his ranch at Tubac, Arizona.
In poor health after suffering several strokes, having heart problems, and having had hip replacements, Rogers committed suicide in at the age of He was buried next to his wife in the Tubac Cemetery.
Rogers was survived by his two adopted sons and his brother, James Rogers.Will Rogers’ Biography “An actor is a fellow that just has a little more monkey in him than the fellow that can’t act.” – Will Rogers. William Penn Adair Rogers is born on his father’s ranch near Oologah, Indian Territory.
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Begins work as a cowboy on a ranch in Higgins, Texas. Oct 15, · It’s surely no exaggeration to call Will Rogers the most beloved American of his era. From the height of the Oklahoma cowboy-philosopher’s . Rogers had four children with wife, Betty.
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Will Rogers was born in at a nearby ranch, and the entertainer’s house is preserved in Will Rogers State Park along the reservoir’s southwestern shore. The Will Rogers Memorial () at Claremore includes his tomb, a research library, and a collection of his mementos..
Feb 22, · Watch video · Will Rogers was an American humorist, actor and author best known for his Broadway and film performances, as well as his folksy persona.
Rogers had four children with wife, Betty. They were: Fred (died ), Mary (died ), Will Rogers Jr. (died ) and Jimmy Rogers (died ). Will Rogers was born in at a nearby ranch, and the entertainer’s house is preserved in Will Rogers State Park along the reservoir’s southwestern shore. The Will Rogers Memorial () at Claremore includes his tomb, a research library, and a collection of his mementos.. Will Rogers’ Biography “An actor is a fellow that just has a little more monkey in him than the fellow that can’t act.” – Will Rogers. William Penn Adair Rogers is born on his father’s ranch near Oologah, Indian Territory. Begins work as a cowboy on a ranch in Higgins, Texas.
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