Will Rogers





Will Rogers

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born
in Oologah, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), The United States
November 04, 1879

died
August 15, 1935

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William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers was a Cherokee-American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor. He was the father of U.S. Congressman and WWII Veteran Will Rogers, Jr.

Known as Oklahoma's favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure.

By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people, and was the top-paid movie star in Hollywood at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska Territory.


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The Quotable Will Rogers
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Wise And Witty Sayings Of A...
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The Illiterate Digest
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Rogers-Isms: The Cowboy Phi...
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Will Rogers Treasury
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Will Rogers' Daily Telegrams
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“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
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